Parents upset after school lunches taken away from kids

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 31, 2014) – Students at a Utah elementary school were served lunch but then watched as it was thrown away.

The school gave them fruit and milk instead. The reason? The students’ lunch accounts either had a zero balance or were negative. School policy said food has to be trashed in those situations.

Students are given their lunch before payments are processed, so those without positive balances had their food taken away.

One parent of a student at Uintah Elementary School called it “ridiculous” and said it shouldn’t have happened over a “$2 lunch balance.”

The school apologized for the incident and said it should’ve been handled differently.

Read more from our affiliate FOX 13 in Salt Lake City.