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Petition: Bullying Broke Children Like This Should Get You Fired

Health & Wellness  (tags: School lunches, Utah, child-nutrition manager, Salt Lake City, Uintah Elementary School )

- 1541 days ago -
A "child-nutrition manager" at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City seized up to 40 kids' lunches and threw them in the trash because of outstanding balances on their accounts.

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Joe R (190)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 4:55 pm
"This petition has a goal of 25000 signatures
28237 total signers."

Thanks Dandelion! Signed and noted.

Richard S (209)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 4:56 pm
This is beyond shameful. Here's hoping that it will be turned into a lesson about compassion and help helpfulness towards people who are less fortunate and in need of assistance.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:01 pm
Disgraceful is what this was. Signed-thx Dandelion

Sheila D (194)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:01 pm
All right, didn't take first comment...was so angry that can't even remember all I said.
Still very angry. Bullying is a learned behavior...from adults. For people to do this to children, or even adults, is unconscionable, unforgivable. It's bad enough they cut SNAP, they should not have done this to our children, or grandchildren. These people are heartless, immoral even. I'm sick to heart...
Thank you for bringing this petition out.

Sheila D (194)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:02 pm
Can't currently give you a star...but you earned it. Thanks.

Mary T (358)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:19 pm
Signed and noted - thank you Dandelion

David B (38)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 5:21 pm
Thanks Dandelion... Signed with pleasure... 'This petition has a goal of 25000 signatures
28663 total signers'... I trust this "child-nutrition manager" will be sacked?

David B (38)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 6:10 pm

Lunchlady on Leave After Trashing Hungry Kids’ Food

A Utah cafeteria manager was placed on administrative leave and a school district apologized Thursday after lunches were seized from the hands of hungry elementary school students who had run out of lunch money


JL A (281)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 6:43 pm
S&N and someone should be on leave from their job

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 10:35 pm
Signed .

Elisa F (235)
Saturday February 1, 2014, 11:41 pm
N&S. Heartless! Thanks, Dandelion.

Veerle D (153)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 1:23 am
noted and signed. Thanks.

Athena F (131)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 1:40 am
Sick and wrong. Taking food from the mouths of the hungry in a childish fit. How wasteful? What a terrible example for the children!

Mike Pattison (6)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:11 am

Mike Pattison (6)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:11 am

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:19 am
So signed and thanks David for the lnk

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:48 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Ben O (171)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:45 am

Caroline S (78)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 6:37 am
Signed }:-((

Tomoko Harris (83)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 8:19 am
I hear this story, get too angry to see! Much dishonor on cold hearted cafeteria manager, more like mean Nazi ogre. Fire all who steal the lunch!

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 9:01 am
S&N, Thanks

Rekha S (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 9:10 am
This is totally unacceptable bullying. I can't even believe it because this was in a Horrid Henry book, "Demon Dinnerlady" So its totally crazy to take kids lunches and put them in the bin. It's not the kids' fault its the parents who give it to them, and even if it is the kids fault, its up to us adults to really form a healthy eating regeime and find decent but strong ways to put them in place.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:19 am
signed and noted thanks

S S (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 12:00 pm
Thank you.

Apolonia Pl (392)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 12:29 pm

Sheri Schongold (7)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 1:19 pm
Any person (if that's what you want to call it) who would do this ought to be fired, tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail. Along with it should go all the others who were accessories to this. I thought we were to feed and educate the children. I don't know what the H this is, but it ain't feeding and educating.


Birgit W (160)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:19 pm
Signed, thank you.

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:21 pm
Signed, noted and left a comment! This is unacceptable!!!

Sharon Davidson (371)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:31 pm

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:33 pm
It was Salt Lake City school district ( who did this at their elementary school called Uintah. If you want to contact their superintendent, the number is (801) 578 - 8599.

Arlene C (44)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 2:52 pm

Eternal G (745)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:19 pm
So signed!

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 3:19 pm
Signed, thanks Sheryl!

Colleen L (3)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:01 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Dandelion

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:02 pm
Signed & noted. Many thanks for posting, Dandelion.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 4:56 pm

Patsy Olive (0)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 5:38 pm
Noted,signed & tweeted.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:43 pm
I signed and shared this petition several days ago. I can't think of anything lately that really touched me the way this did. I just cried thinking how horrible it would have been for a hungry child of elementary school age, to actually have the food taken out of his or her hand and thrown into the trashcan right in front of them. I am so hoping this manager is fired. I just can't imagine someone being this heartless. Reading it again just gets me so damn angry .... grrrrr

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:50 pm
It disgusts me that an adult would even gone and done something like this. We are going back to the days when the poor houses existed and the scene out of Oliver Twist.
Please Sir I Want Some More

SusanAWAY A (219)
Sunday February 2, 2014, 10:52 pm
David, thanks for the link and Sheryl for posting the article. I'm glad to know a little bit more.

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday February 3, 2014, 1:35 am
Noted already signed. This is not just wasteful this is cruel and frankly I think this is child abuse.

John B (185)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:35 am
Thanks Dandelion for providing the link here on C2NN. Signed earlier through an email alert from Post noted.

fly b (26)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:41 am
I read the first 2 lines and was disgusted.
bullying is abuse. signing

fly b (26)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:53 am
David's UPDATE


Ellen J (61)
Monday February 3, 2014, 3:43 am
Signed, shared, noted. 38K plus signers.

divergent revolution (309)
Monday February 3, 2014, 4:25 am
Why didn't they just cut them and rub salt in their wounds while they are being cruel?
Did you ever realize that live spelled backward is evil¿

Edwin M (346)
Monday February 3, 2014, 4:41 am
Signed, Thank you Sheryl. I hate to see anyone lose their job, but this person needs to be fired.

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday February 3, 2014, 5:01 am
This petition has a goal of 25000 signatures
38164 total signers.
S/S/N Note even gonna start this morning because my BP can't take it today.

lee e (114)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:06 am
Signe and shared on F/B - these children are not responsible for their poverty - and the adults that abused them are bullies and their behavior mentors all the children who witness it! The proper thing might have been to have a private conversation with the parents to see what if anything could be done to alleviate both sides of the problem - I guess that would mean communication between adults (what a novel idea!)

Melissa W (229)
Monday February 3, 2014, 6:11 am
Noted & Signed - thanks!

Sheryl G (363)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:13 am
Yes, Lee, what a novel idea. Diplomacy seems to be lacking. But from the top on down this is what is so ongoing. When it was chosen to go bomb Syria first rather than the approach of what it turned out to be, thankful a lot of American people did speak out that time. Pound people down seems to be first approach and that is a sad fact in this society, this needs to claw back and turn around, we are not reflecting our Highest nor Best.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday February 3, 2014, 9:36 am

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:00 pm
Previously signed., noted now.

. (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:03 pm
That cruel moron should be fired immediately. It's bad enough these kids are hungry and then to have food thrown into the trash is unacceptable. Where has compassion gone.....

Ann Welton (230)
Monday February 3, 2014, 2:58 pm
Noted, signed earlier and shared on facebook. Many, many thanks to Dandelion for posting.

Past Member (0)
Monday February 3, 2014, 4:36 pm
Signed! Disgraceful and unacceptable behavior.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 3:46 am
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks Dandelion.

Val M (81)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 4:33 pm
I agree with Bridget R., above, this was child abuse!
According to the article, "The manager has been placed on paid administrative leave, and more employees could be placed on leave as well.
Jason Olson, a Salt Lake City School District spokesman, told the Tribune that the incident is under investigation. He could not be immediately reached for further comment."
[Salt Lake Tribune]

So the woman who was in charge of this is still getting paid while on leave. Her reward is a free vacation?
I thought Utah was a mostly Christian state, but this is not Christian behavior!


Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 5:00 pm
Paid leave, sort of the same idea of the bankers and Wall Street types that crashed an economy and still got their bonus monies and a trip to Las Vagas. Wonderful life for the criminals and the thoughtless ones.

Ondine J (134)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 12:16 am
Noted and signed, Absolutely shameful, thanks Dandelion

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 2:37 am
Totally unacceptable behaviour. If the parent or parents are struggling financially the school lunch might be the only hearty and nutritious meal the child gets in a day.

Surely the children of those who are in financial hardship in America should get free school meals? I'm sure they could find the funds from somewhere.

Susanne R (234)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 11:27 pm
Signed and noted!

Gina Caracci (219)
Monday February 10, 2014, 9:03 pm
Ive heard of this happening elsewhere as well..

I suggested they fire the scum and make them pay all the kids lunches for the rest of the year!

and @ John De Avalon: THEY CAN find the money..but they are too worried about the up coming elections and so are giving out more corporate welfare to make sure they have funding to hopefully have another term of screwing us all some more..

SO SO disgusted!! I will also say that if I worked there, there would have been a serious problem...OMG those poor kids.
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