Electra ISD serves distance learning student raw meat, superintendent issues statement

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ELECTRA (KFDX/KJTL) — An Electra Independent School District parent said her son was served raw meat for lunch for the second time this school year.

The mother of a distance learning student at Electra ISD said she received raw food items twice in their lunches provided by the district.

Amanda Penn said when they went to pick up her son Cayden’s lunch, they saw a raw hamburger patty in the box when they got home and opened it.

Penn said the first time this happened they received raw chicken but ignored it because she understands these are unprecedented times but urges other parents and students to double check their lunch before digging in.

“Obviously, this is a mistake, and I will find out why this happened,” Electra ISD Superintendent Ted West said. “We at Electra ISD are proud of our food service program and this is not anything close to the quality program that we strive for.”

Penn said she did email the administrators and while she did not receive a new meal, three representatives from the school district including the principal reached out and apologized.

“Just kind of double-check because I understand that mistakes happen, I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble,” Penn said. “I’m just trying to bring awareness.”

West later went on to apologize for the mishap.

“Our apologies to the students and parents involved in this,” West said. “We will do everything we can to make it right.”

The district’s superintendent released a statement in which he apologized to the parents.

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