Richmond mother outraged after 3rd grader finds blade on school lunch plate


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond mother wants answers over a shocking discovery in her son’s school lunch on Tuesday. 

Shanae Evans said her 3rd-grade son found a blade on his plate of green beans while eating lunch at George Mason Elementary. 

“My son could have possibly hurt himself,” Shanae Evans told 8News. “I mean, this is really dangerous!”

Shane Evans said he caught the blade before taking a bite into his food. 

“It was super sharp,” Shane Evans said, “like it could cut somebody. It was sharp and dirty.” 

RPS school leaders told 8News they think the object was the tip of an art tool. 8News has provided an image of a similar tool that officials believe could have been on the plate. 

Shane immediately informed cafeteria staff and told his mother. 

“I was so mad,” Shanae Evans recalled, “you know, and I was glad my son was okay because he could have easily put that in his mouth as he was eating.” 

Shanae Evans told 8News that she rushed to the school to meet with investigators and staff. She said that the process could have been handled better. 

“Everybody act like they didn’t know what was going on,” she said. “I couldn’t find my son, um, and they was saying everything was under investigation.” 

8News reached out to RPS for comment about the incident and was told the safety of the students are the number priority. 

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