Deja vu all over again – this time, a school in New Jersey is taking lunch away from an autistic child and throwing it in the trash in front of him because he didn’t have the money to pay for it.
Amy Ross, mother to 10-year-old Jake says her son, who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome, has had his lunch taken away from him since third grade by cafeteria staffers intermittently by cafeteria employees. Ross says she doesn’t always get the notices that money is due, but that it should not matter as the issue of payment “ between the parents and the cafeteria. It’s not between the child and the lunch lady. Let the kids eat their lunch.”
School superintendent Dr. Annette Giaquinto said in response, “I believe there are times when you need to take certain measures.”
Ross says she has called the school in the past with her complaints and has even received an apology, but the problem persists. The school denies ever having spoken to the mother.
Watch the school try to justify letting a kid go hungry here: