The kids had already gone through the lunch line, gotten their lunches, and were eating them. Then some bunch of goons took the lunches off the table and threw them in the garbage. Because their parents might be behind on their lunch payments.
After humiliating the pre-teen kids in front of the entire school, the school officials gave the children milk and fruit for lunch. Yes. You read that right.
So the school is:
Number A; stupid because they had to pay for TWO lunches for each child in question,
Letter 2; deliberately harming children instead of dealing with their parents, and
Thirdly; incompetent, because at least one child’s parent had indeed paid her bill.
Places not to raise your kids: add Salt Lake City to the list.
Another article with a quote from one of the kids who got robbed by school staffers: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/30/22504777-reports-lunches-seized-from-utah-schoolkids-because-of-unpaid-bills?lite
Mr. Blunt and Cranky