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Rat spotted in Florida high school vending machine

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 11:43:40-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Video circulating on social media showed a rat inside a vending machine at a Palm Beach County school.

Latoya Johnson sent WPTV the video, saying her daughter shot the footage at Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach.

The video showed a rat climbing around inside a vending machine and coming in contact with packaged food.

The Palm Beach County School District confirmed the incident happened on Tuesday.

A district spokesperson said the principal was immediately made aware and the vending machine was locked so students couldn’t use it.

The vending machine company was called right away and an emergency work order for an exterminator was placed, according to the district.

The exterminator arrived later that day.

“The vending machine company will need to address the machine issues,” a school district spokesperson said in a statement to WPTV.