Madison County student ordered to throw out lunch

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MADISON COUNTY, N.C. -- Students in Madison County are outraged after a cafeteria worker ordered a classmate to throw out his lunch, according to WLOS-TV.

It’s part of a school policy aimed at students who rack up lunch debt. Some said it’s a waste of food.

Madison County High School students tweeted out a photo of 15-year-old Dominic Russell who refused to obey cafeteria staff.

“I was in the hole $26, and I think and I had already gotten my lunch and I had walked back to the table,” said Russell.

Because he owed the money for past unpaid lunches when he got to the cafeteria register with his tray Thursday, he said a lunch lady laid down the rule now being enforced.

“They came to my table, and got me and made go back up and throw it away,” said Russell who refused to throw out the fresh food.

Classmates held up signs in support protesting staff penalizing kids who owe for debt on lunches.

Students reportedly began chanting “Let Him Eat” sparking a mini-protest on Twitter.

Read full story: WLOS-TV

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