Metal objects found in elementary school lunches on two occasions in Oita


Metal objects have been found on two occasions in elementary school lunches in Kusu and Bungo-ono cities in Oita Prefecture.

According to police, on Tuesday, a six-grade boy discovered a paperclip, measuring 7 cm in length and 1 mm in width, inside a bread roll with his school lunch at a school in Bungo-ono, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to the local education board, the boy found the object when he broke the bread and felt a sharp point with his finger. He was not injured.

A day earlier, at Morichuo Elementary School in Kusu, a 4th-grade boy was eating his lunch of simmered Japanese mustard spinach and sardines when he felt something hard in his mouth: a ring-shaped piece of metal measuring 7 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness. The school said the boy wasn't injured.

The board of education has inspected the cooking utensils used at the meal service center but reported no abnormalities during the investigation.

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Good thing no one was injured. This could have ended much much worse. Hope they start paying more attention to safety and sanitation.

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Difficult. Paper clips are not usual cooking utensils. Was it a prank or a serious health violation that could of led to death. Don't forget the 710 kids sick last week from school lunches.

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good point

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Elementary school kids serve their own lunches. I'd suspect a kid is doing it.

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