Utah school denies children lunches

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Updated: 1/30/2014 6:24 pm
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- Dozens of children at a Utah school had their lunches seized and thrown away because they did not have enough money in their accounts, prompting an angry response from parents.

According to fifth-grader Sophia Isom, her lunch was taken away and was told to get milk. Up to 40 kids suffered similar treatment, given fruit and milk as their lunches were thrown away.

Some parents say they were never notified about the negative balances in their children's accounts. "Even if they did try to send the word out, you still don't do that to a child," said parent Erica Lukes. "You don't take a lunch out of their hands."

A district spokesman says they will review the notification system, and should have given the kids a grace period.
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retired51 - 1/31/2014 2:43 PM
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Sounds like something the republicans would do! By god these kids are not going to get something for free!!

kygirl - 1/31/2014 12:09 PM
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The person responsible for this situation should be fired or given time off without pay. Children are more important than the money.

suejul - 1/31/2014 8:20 AM
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The parents should be outraged. It's a sad thing when money is more important than the health of a child. Since the food was just thrown away, why make the children suffer? Get a heart, people!

teedofftaxpayr - 1/31/2014 6:43 AM
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Wonderful family values in Utah.

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