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updated: 10/12/2012 7:24 PM

Lunches at Chicago school contained rat droppings

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Associated Press

Several students at a Chicago high school became after eating school lunches that officials believe were contaminated with rat droppings.

Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus said the district immediately closed the kitchen after learning of the problem at Emil G. Hirsch Metropolitan High School on Wednesday.

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Sainvilus told WBBM radio that officials from the school district will be at the South Side school over the weekend to make sure "the problem has been fully eradicated."

A pest control team was go through the school after classes Friday, and the kitchen is expected to reopen Monday.

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