Minnesota school district apologized for throwing away hot lunches of students with lunch debt over $15
Lunch debt of the students at a Minnesota school became the reason why the meals were thrown away and replaced for cold meal by cafeteria staff, the video revealing the process makes school district apologize for that.
Richfield High School became an issue of argues over the humiliating act by the school cafeteria employees on Monday when around 40 students had their hot lunches taken off their trays, thrown out, and replaced with a cold lunch when it came to light that they had lunch debt of more than $15.
This incident might have not even been noticed if it hadn’t been recorded on camera and put on social media. This made school district in Richfield apologize pretty quickly.
"We deeply regret our actions today and the embarrassment that it caused several of our students," the district wrote in a statement Monday. "We have met with some of the students involved and apologized to them."
Richfield Superintendent Steven Unowsky called the actions of cafeteria staff "inappropriate."
“There are multiple failures we had in this situation and our job is to fix it. First and fore most [in] the way we treated our kids. We should never leave kids with the feeling they had from the experience,” Unowsky told in the interview to KARE.
The school admitted that hot lunch should never be taken off a student's tray, even if they have lunch debt.