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Worm-like creature found in student lunch

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Photo courtesy of a New Bedford High School Student Photo courtesy of a New Bedford High School Student

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New Bedford High School has thrown out its stock of brown rice after a student found what she described as some sort of ``nasty'' bug or worm-like creature in her lunch.

School Business Manager Patrick Murphy tells The Standard-Times the school received the rice from the federal government in the past month and it did not expire until 2014.

He described Wednesday's discovery as ``an isolated incident,'' although several students described similar, but unconfirmed, bugs in their meals.

Junior Ereyana Silveira says the creature blended in with the rice, and was moving a little bit on her fork.

The city Health Department investigated but found no violations.

Murphy says exactly what the creature was, is not clear, but it was definitely not a maggot.

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