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Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on their accounts — a move that shocked and angered parents.
But cafeteria workers weren’t able to see which children owed money until they had already received lunches, Olsen explained.
The workers then took those lunches from the students and threw them away, he said, because once food is served to one student it can’t be served to another.
Children whose lunches were taken were given milk and fruit instead.
However, after further investigation, Olsen released an updated statement that was also posted to the district’s Facebook page. It said: "This situation could have and should have been handled in a different manner. We apologize."
reply to post by Liquesence
As if school isn't hard enough, now they have just been shamed in front of their peers.
Did any of those child-loving adults in positions of authority think of that?
No. They thought about money.
S&F for you, OP....for the school staff involved? a flaming seat in Hell!!!
I suspect this is more indoctrination policy being implemented. Obey. Follow the rules. Pay your bills or else.
Can't be having independent thinkers roaming around the US all out of control.
Apparently the story has gone viral and the school administration is offering apologies.