Metal objects have been found on two occasions in elementary school lunches in Kusu and Bungo-ono cities in Oita Prefecture.
According to police, on Tuesday, a six-grade boy discovered a paperclip, measuring 7 cm in length and 1 mm in width, inside a bread roll with his school lunch at a school in Bungo-ono, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to the local education board, the boy found the object when he broke the bread and felt a sharp point with his finger. He was not injured.
A day earlier, at Morichuo Elementary School in Kusu, a 4th-grade boy was eating his lunch of simmered Japanese mustard spinach and sardines when he felt something hard in his mouth: a ring-shaped piece of metal measuring 7 mm in diameter and 2 mm in thickness. The school said the boy wasn’t injured.
The board of education has inspected the cooking utensils used at the meal service center but reported no abnormalities during the investigation.