DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Students at a Florida high school found an unwelcome surprise in a vending machine: a rat climbing the rows of packaged snacks and drinks.
Video of the rat shot by an 11th-grader Tuesday quickly spread on social media among students at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach.
HUNGRY RAT LOOKING FOR A SNACK 🐀:— Ryan Hughes (@HughesWPTV) December 5, 2018
Take a look at this cell phone video of a rat climbing through a vending machine inside Atlantic Community High School. The district says the principal was made aware + the machine was locked + exterminator came out. @WPTV @FOX29WFLX pic.twitter.com/kADnVxIY8O
In the video aired by news station WPTV, the brown rat appears as large as a snack-size bag of chips.
A Palm Beach County Schools statement says the vending machine was quickly locked Tuesday to keep students from using it.
The district says the vending machine company was alerted and an exterminator was called to the school.
Student Kael Williams said the incident was particularly disgusting because students eat from that machine throughout the day.