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Officials with the Margaretta School District tell Fox 8 News that several students were served nachos containing live ants in their school lunch last week.

According to a statement from Margaretta Schools Superintendent Ed Kurt, the incident happened on Thursday at Margaretta Elementary School.

According to the statement, a bag of nacho chips contained the ants. The chips were served to around 10 children.

Kurt’s office says that the nachos were delivered to the school on Wednesday, May 11, 2012 and served the following day.

The lunch tray contents were thrown away once the ants were discovered and an alternative food was offered. All lunches were credited a free school lunch.

Kurt’s office says no students were sent home due to the incident.

The Erie County Health Department was called on Thursday, May 12, 2012 to report the incident. The entire kitchen was inspected the next day.

Employees in the school’s lunchroom were addressed by the food service director, and serving procedures were reviewed.