2005_05_steakburr.jpgMany strange things happen at NYC public schools, but this hasn't happened (yet): A boy's school project of a 30 inch burrito left a New Mexico junior high school in lockdown yesterday. A concerned citizen called authorities when they spotted eighth grader Michael Morrissey carrying "something long and wrapped up." The best line, of many, from the AP:

The drama ended two hours later when the suspicious item was identified as a 30-inch burrito filled with steak, guacamole, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos. It was wrapped inside tin foil and a white T-shirt.

Morrissey explained that the burrito was for an extra credit assignment: "We had to make up a product and it could have been anything. I made up a restaurant that specialized in oddly large burritos."

So it's not a strictly NYC story, but Gothamist couldn't stop laughing, so hence this post. It also made us crave some Mexican food. Any suggestions? And how do you like Chipotle [Gothamist Food on Chipotle]?