EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV) – Officials at an East St. Louis school had to change their lunch plans on Wednesday after a sewer line backed up in the cafeteria.
East St. Louis Senior High School assistant superintendent Beth Shepperd said someone working in the lunch room noticed raw sewage seeping into the food preparation area about 45 minutes before lunch time.
According to Shepperd, a grease trap created the sewage issue.
Officials said some of the prepared food had to be thrown away.
To feed the students the district purchased more than 100 pizzas.
Officials said lunch was delayed about an hour, but all students were fed by 1:30 p.m.
Crews fixed the sewage problem and the school’s cafeteria was operating as normal.