Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents

by Rachel Baker on January 31, 2014

Have you seen this? Its completely incomprehensible, and yet, sadly incredibly believable.

Picture this. School-age children with rumbling tummies move their styrofoam trays in an orderly lunch line. It’s Tuesday, and at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City that means one thing for excited youngsters: pizza day. Students fill their trays with deep-dish pepperoni slices and napa salad and head to the lunch lady for checkout.

That’s when tragedy struck for about 40 of Utah’s smallest residents, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. If a student’s lunch money account wasn’t paid up, the cafeteria workers were instructed to confiscate the child’s lunch. Because of sanitary issues the lunch couldn’t be given to another student, so it was thrown away instead, while a hungry child watched.

The child was then sent on his or her way, with a piece of fruit and a carton of milk.

Check out the remainder of the article here:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/30/the-schools-that-starve-students-to-punish-deadbeat-parents.html

and here’s the Salt Lake Tribune article referenced:
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57468293-78/lunches-olsen-students-district.html.csp

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