WESTON (WAOW)--The assistant superintendent of the D.C. Everest School District confirms 50 students were served soup that might have contained bugs, Thursday.
Assistant Superintendent Business/Personnel Services Jack Stoskopf says that school officials believe little brown bugs were on the outside of a box of noodles and may have dropped into soup that was being prepared for lunch.
Stoskopf says some of the students did find bugs in their soup but it's unclear whether all 50 students had soup containing bugs. He says that some of the students complained about being sick.
However health officials say there is no need to panic. Keith Baine from the Marathon County Health Department says the students showed symptoms far too quickly for it to be a food borne illness. Baine added that the soup was cooked to a high temperature, making it unlikely that the soup was contaminated.
Newsline 9 has a crew working this story and we'll bring updates as we learn more details.