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Elementary School Throws Out Kids’ Lunches When Parents Forget To Pay Bill

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This one may boil your blood.

At an elementary school in Salt Lake City, kids who had a negative balance in their account had their lunches thrown in the trash.

You know how elementary cafeterias work: You go up get your pizza, your sandwich, your nuggets, whatever, and then you go to the cash register and pay.

When they got to the cash register, the worker would tell the kids they had a negative balance and they could not have lunch. Instead, they were given a glass of milk and a piece of fruit.

It’s the parents responsibility to make sure their 4 or 5 year olds can eat at school, but lets face it — sometimes you  forget. There’s always a few parents who probably neglect the system and really have a huge outstanding bill, but is it right to not let their kids eat?

One  fifth-grader Sophia Isom, told KSL-TV that a district employee took her lunch away and said, “Go get a milk. I came back and asked, ‘What’s going on?’ Then she handed me an orange. She said, ‘You don’t have any money in your account, so you can’t get lunch.’”

What do you think? Is this the parents’ fault?

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