A Utah mother is outraged after she says her daughter was fed lunch out of a trash can at her school.
“How could that happen to a child? What adult makes that decision? It’s common sense: We don’t eat out of trash cans,” mom Nicole Cordoba told our sister station KTSU.
Cordoba’s daughter Sierra Prince is a special needs student in eighth grade at Pleasant Grove Junior High School.
She says when she asked for a piece of pizza for lunch on Wednesday afternoon, she was told there was none left. However, after insisting she wanted pizza, a second kitchen employee pulled out what was left from the top of a trash can.
A diabetic with learning disabilities, Prince explained she felt she had to listen to her school appointed aid and the staff.
“I didn’t want to eat it, but I was dosed for pizza anyway because I’m diabetic. So, I had to eat it,” Prince told KTSU.
KTSU reported that a letter was later sent from the school district to the school.
In part, the director said, “This was totally unacceptable. Your employee needs a reprimand and a discipline warning issued immediately. We never serve food that has been placed in a garbage can.”
It was reported that the lunch manager was placed on administrative leave and the incident is being investigated.