One adult bully trashes a child’s lunch X 30 children = SLCSD

Imagine an adult bully trashing an innocent child’s lunch. Openly. In front of all the other children who looked on helplessly.

Bully and lunch moneyNow imagine that it happened in an affluent American city that is the home site of a cathedral for a major religion. Over 30 children suffered this abuse and humiliation.

Really. No need to imagine.

When has this incredible abuse of children become condoned by the adults who are supposed to be in charge? Responsible adults? Elected officials and their paid appointees and employees? Since parents are now forced to protect their children from the abuse of high stakes testing, are parents now expected to protect their children from lunch stealing administrative bullies?

As incredible as it may seem, and in addition to the U.S. House of Representatives cutting food stamps for the children of America’s unemployed citizens, this happened.

In spite of the softened headline given by some news sources, these were not necessarily “poor” children. White children. Not poor. Humiliated and denied their normal lunches. A new FIRST, and nothing to brag about in our socially and racially prejudiced society.

From the Salt Lake Tribune: “Up to 40 kids at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City picked up their lunches Tuesday, then watched as the meals were taken and thrown away because of outstanding balances on their accounts — a move that shocked and angered parents.
“It was pretty traumatic and humiliating,” said Erica Lukes, whose 11-year-old daughter had her cafeteria lunch taken from her as she stood in line Tuesday at Uintah Elementary School, 1571 E. 1300 South.

Read the full accounts HERE and HERE. View it on YouTube HERE.

Utah Bully supporter“It could have been, and probably should have been, handled in a different manner,” according to the unapologetic Salt Lake City School District, SLCSD, spokesperson, Jason Olsen.

If one child in one city suffered this abuse at the hands of one adult bully, the bully would be arrested and jailed. Why was a program such as this even considered to be acceptable?

Well, what the hell happened to at least the semblance of personal responsibility and just punishment?

Why can a group of tax paid public administrative bullies do this without jail time? Who put them up to this?

What the hell is going on?



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7 Responses to One adult bully trashes a child’s lunch X 30 children = SLCSD

  1. It’s unconscionable. And here’s why it happened.

    Schools have no money. The money they used to get has been cut by the people we all voted for. Every penny a school spends goes to testing and the Common Core materials they need to buy. A lot of the money a school gets is from kids buying lunch — horrible lunches, I might add.

    An easy way to make sure you see that $2.50 from little Johnny is if you make his mommy send the money. A great way to do that is to frighten Johnny so he tells his mommy, who will be told to shut up and pay.

    Teachers see this all the time, and it’s one of the reasons we always have dollar bills and quarters in our pockets — you’re welcome. Feel free to pay us back. Teachers and the lunch lady are enemies. Lunch ladies are beholden to the revenue, teachers are beholden to the kids.

    • Ken Previti says:

      Not only did I have lunch money for certain students at certain times during my 34 years of teaching in large high schools, but I had student lunchroom duty for over 10 years. 350 kids in a lunchroom. Oddly enough, I never thought twice about it, and I never kept an account of who or how much. It is probably because of my own background of childhood poverty and going without food.
      Very few people know or understand the subtle, or even not so subtle, things that teachers face daily. The fact is that today it is all the more widespread for kids to be hungry and broke. Even the after-school jobs teenagers once had are taken by adults, mostly women who will never see 35 years of age again. Things are being broken for the profit of the very few in America. It’s all so very wrong.

      • The Head Lunch Lady was there yesterday and was just plain mean. Little kids need to bring their bar-coded lunch ticket to be scanned when they get their lunch. Besides the pain of passing out these tickets everyday is the expected subsequent loss and bending of the tickets, making them useless.

        Mean Lady had kids without tickets move out of line, hold their tray of nasty lunch while ‘good’ kids with tickets went through.

        I admit I intervened, got yelled at, then humbly expressed my sorrow at invading her space.

        Her concern was process, not children. Hmmm.

        You’re awesome, BTW Ken.

      • Ken Previti says:

        There is pain in seeing people who see things without seeing kids.
        Thank you for the awesome compliment. I’m more disappointed and discouraged than awesome.
        But, I refuse to be a willing victim. I also refuse to sit idly by and watch the victimization of others. Rage against the machine? Well, at least I can contribute to denting the machine. You never know how much each dent contributes to the destruction of the machine.

    • Dienne says:

      I like your comment, except the line about “the people we all voted for”. Sorry, but I didn’t vote for any of them. I’ve been voting third party for years. If everyone would vote third party rather than worrying about “wasting their vote”, we’d be a lot further ahead by now. But, yes, those who keep voting Democrat – expecting them to save us from the Republicans – are part of the problem.

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  3. There’s never any call for doing that. Besides- the school has already borne the cost of preparing the meals- they might as well have got eaten! Not only was that an act of maliciousness, but it was the most wrongheaded way of doing it as well.

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