Special Needs Student Fed Pizza From Trash Can For Lunch

Pleasant Grove, UT-- Just when you think you've heard it all about a student being mistreated in school by a staff member, here's one that will make your blood boil and it should.

A Utah mother is off the chart with anger after learning her daughter was fed pizza for lunch out of a trash can at 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.

The alleged incident happened at Pleasant Grove Junior High School where her daughter Sierra is a special needs student.

Sierra told the reporter for KTSU when she asked for a piece of pizza for lunch on Wednesday afternoon, she was told there was none left. When she insisted she wanted pizza, a second kitchen employee pulled out what was left from the top of a trash can and told her to eat it.

Being a diabetic with learning disabilities, Sierra said 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.


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