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Lunches taken from debtor students in Utah

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 30, 2014 at 9:48 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY — Parents in Utah say they're outraged after up to 40 elementary school students at a Salt Lake City school had their school lunches thrown out because of outstanding balances on their accounts.

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the move came Tuesday after the Salt Lake City District realized a lot of students in Uintah Elementary owed money for lunches. District spokesman Jason Olsen said cafeteria workers weren't able to see who was in debt until after the lunches had already been handed out.

He said the workers threw out the lunches because they can't be served to another student. The students whose lunches were taken away were given fruit and milk.

Parent Erica Lukes told the newspaper that the children shouldn't be "punished or humiliated" for their parents' mistakes.

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slowtruck106011519 says... February 3, 2014 at 8:42 a.m.

Did this not happen in the east for the same thing

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FreeSpiritMan says... February 3, 2014 at 10:09 a.m.

The Face of conservatism doing what it does best. Save the kids before they are born then throw them under the bus.

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GrimReaper says... February 3, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

Rave on, BS Boy, rave on...........

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Fdworfe says... February 3, 2014 at 2:21 p.m.

We are indeed the most litigious nation in the world. Even more embarrassing, we are the most apologetic nation on the globe. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if we could just once find a situation where a media event ends with no apology whatsoever! Wouldn’t it be historical and unprecedented to have an institution, publication, politician—almost anybody—just to say, “Yes, that’s exactly what I said and did, and I have no apology to make, period!” So the ceiling falls in; so what. A forced and hollow apology is almost invariably more damaging than the deed itself. I, for one at least, am sick of hearing apologies!

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outinthesticks says... February 3, 2014 at 2:47 p.m.

Back at my old school, everyone would have stood up and cheered if they had taken away our school lunches...

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lazybar says... February 3, 2014 at 3:43 p.m.

the kids were given fruit and milk but if you listen to bs you would think the kids were turned away to starve.this is nothing new it just made the news,most school lunch programs do not feed kids without money in thier account.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... February 3, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.

I remember as a child of taking my lunch to school from home.

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