Sewing Pins Found In Food At Herndon Middle School
Contrary to recent trends to make food in school cafeterias healthier
Fairfax County police are investigating three reports of possible food tampering at a county middle school.
According to police, sewing pins have been found on three occasions in food items served at the Rachel Carson Middle School cafeteria.
The first incident was discovered April 24 at the school located in the 13600 block of McLearen Road in the Herndon area of the county.
Police said a cafeteria worker found a pin in a serving of applesauce. Two days later, police said a teacher found a pin in some yogurt, which had been stuck through the foil top.
The last reported incident was May 4. A cafeteria worker found a pin in a serving of cranberry sauce, police said.
There have been no injuries and no pins have been ingested in any of these incidents, according to police. However, investigators are concerned about the potential for serious injury to occur.
Police said security in the cafeteria has been enhanced in an effort to prevent, identify and immediately deal with any other reported incidents.
The police investigation continues, and every effort will be made to identify, arrest and prosecute the person or persons responsible for these incidents, authorities said.
Anyone with information about these food-tampering incidents is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Crime Solvers at 866-411-TIPS (4677).
The school resource officer may be contacted to report information as well.