Ramon Garcia is probably more clean and conscious about his food than most teenagers. So he's always checking his meals before eating them.
"I usually always look at my lunch," the Longfellow Middle School student said. "You never know what's inside or what's outside or if the cheese is old or something or if it smells funny."
It's a good thing he checks, because the lunch he was served at school Tuesday shocked him.
"I was looking at this and I was like, 'Is this some sort of marker or mold?'" he said. "So I opened it up, and the inside was grey too. So I said, 'Oh, this is mold.'"
His mom was amazed that cafeteria workers missed the mold on the sandwich and served it.
"When he brought it to me and showed me, it was so disturbing. It was sickening," Diana Perez said.
Longfellow and SAISD officials admit they're just as stunned.
"This is not something acceptable and of course is very surprising to the school as well," said Leslie Price, a spokeswoman for the school district.
Administrators said no other signs of mold were found, and they can only hope nothing like this ever happens again.
"Today we've done a very thorough review of all the cafeteria procedures to make sure everything is being followed and that they do a more extensive inspection of bread going forward to ensure its fresh," Price said.
That sounded good to Ramon's mom.
"As long as they're doing something about it, as long as the food is going to be better for the children to get them through their day, than I'm happy," she said. "Mission accomplished."