"No Lunch For You"

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POSTED: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:09pm

Salt Lake City School District under fire for denying lunch to students with outstanding lunch account balance. Jed Boals report

(KSL) A few dozen students at Salt Lake City, Utah's Uintah Elementary School went without lunch Tuesday after they were told they did not have enough money in their school accounts.

"We were all blind-sided," said Erica Lukes, a parent who said her account was paid.

When students went through the lunch line with trays in hand, many did not make it past the pay station. The district confirmed 30 to 40 had their trays taken away because they couldn't pay. They were given fruit and a milk instead. The district apologized Wednesday.

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