Alternate title: Nurse Ratched comes back to life as Utah child nutrition administrator.
There is no earthly reason for anyone to do this but pure spite:
Jason Olsen, a Salt Lake City District spokesman, said the district’s child-nutrition department became aware that Uintah had a large number of students who owed money for lunches.
As a result, the child-nutrition manager visited the school and decided to withhold lunches to deal with the issue, he said.
But cafeteria workers weren’t able to see which children owed money until they had already received lunches, Olsen explained.
The workers then took those lunches from the students and threw them away, he said, because once food is served to one student it can’t be served to another.
Children whose lunches were taken were given milk and fruit instead.
Sorry, little kids. You don't get lunch today because your parents forgot to reload the debit card to pay for them. Not only that, but we're going to toss that perfectly good food right in front of you in order to teach your parents not to get behind on their lunch bill.
Some heads need to roll for that.
[h/t Daily Kos]