Lunches Taken, Thrown Away from Elementary School Kids in Utah - 8 News NOW

Lunches Taken, Thrown Away from Elementary School Kids in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah school district is apologizing after 32 elementary students in Salt Lake City had their school lunches thrown out because money was owed on their food accounts.

A spokesman for the school district said the school had a large number of students who owed money. As a result, a child-nutrition manager for the department visited the school and decided to withhold lunches to deal with the issue, the paper said.

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The lunches costing $2 were taken from the children on Tuesday as they arrived at a pay station after cafeteria workers had given them the food.

They instead were given milk and fruit, according to the Tribune.

Lunches were thrown out because they couldn't be served to another student, the school district said.

The district acknowledges it was a mistake and officials are investigating.

"This situation could have and should have been handled in a different manner. We apologize," the district said on their Facebook page.

Read the full story from The Salt Lake Tribune.

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