Several students at a Chicago high school have become ill
after eating school lunches that officials believe were contaminated
with rat droppings.
A spokesperson with Chicago Public Schools
says the district immediately closed the kitchen after learning of the
problem at Emil G. Hirsch Metropolitan High School on Wednesday.
District officials say they will be at the
South Side school over the weekend to make sure "the problem has been
A pest control team will go through the school after classes Friday, and the kitchen is expected to reopen Monday.
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