Any student in school looks forward to the time in the middle of the day when he or she gets to sit down for lunch, tuck into a hot meal, and chat with friends. This one hour is supposed to be a welcome break from all the lessons learned throughout the day.
But for one middle school student, lunch hour turned into a nightmare when her hot lunch was unceremoniously dumped and replaced by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Emma Keller had gotten the day’s lunch of tacos when the food was dumped in the trash, simply because her meal plan’s account didn’t have enough funds to cover the lunch.
The girl’s mother, Molly Lafferty, is understandably furious by the incident. Her daughter was embarrassed in front of her peersand wasn’t even allowed to have a proper meal.
Now, Lafferty is warning other parents to consistently check the balance on their kids’ school lunch accounts to avoid the same kind of embarrassment.
The mother realizes that there should have been more money in her daughter’s account, but she maintains that this did not justify the kind of treatment the middle schooler received.
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