26 cents short, middle schooler watches cafeteria worker throw his lunch in the garba
2014-06-12, 12:45 PM,
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Quote:Jimmie Keys is irate. The Kent, Washington father says that a cafeteria worker at Middle Creek Middle School threw his son’s lunch in the garbage because the boy was 26 cents short of being able to pay for it. As KOMO 4 News reports, a Kent School District spokesperson has confirmed the incident happened and is apologizing on behalf of the district.

As KOMO notes, many Kent School District students pay for their lunches through a meal account. Mr. Keys’s son had only 14 cents left in his account when he took his lunch to a cashier. Instead of letting the child eat his lunch and forgiving the 26 cents, however, the employee threw his food in the garbage. "My first instinct was to get a huge jar of pennies, and get it ready," Mr. Keys told KOMO. "I was going to take it down to the school and throw it on 'em."

2014-06-14, 04:59 PM,
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