The North Middlesex School District is looking into an incident involving undercooked school lunches that caused several middle school students to fall ill.
District Superintendent Brad Morgan said a total of 17 students at Nissitissit Middle School in Pepperell were served undercooked chicken nuggets with their school lunches.
The first incident happened on Thursday, Oct. 27, when 15 students received the undercooked nuggets with their meal. Five kids were sent home due to illness that day.
“School staff alerted the cafeteria vendor — Fresh Picks — immediately, and a new lunch was prepared for the affected students, some of whom later reported to the nurse’s office with stomach illness,” Morgan said in a news release.