A school threw away a student's lunch because she was did not have enough money to pay for it.
Her mother was horrified to find out that her 14-year-old daughter went the entire day without eating because was 70 cents short of the $1.75 price.
The mother who did not want to be identified said her daughter attends Stevens High School, in Leon Valley, Texas.
'My daughter didn't get to eat food, and they threw it in the trash over 70 cents,' she said
The girl filled up her tray with food and went to pay - but when it was found out she did not have enough funds her lunch was taken away and thrown in the bin, reported news station WOAI.
The problem occurred because the girl's lunch account had gone too low.
Usually when it is empty the money automatically transfers from her checking account.
But, in this incident there was a one-day delay, leaving the account in the student's account too low to cover the food items on her tray.
Northside Independent School District Spokesman Pascual Gonzalez said the school staff acted correctly.
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