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School Lunch Staff to Be Punished for Not Giving Food to Kids Who Couldn't Pay

Termination even possible

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ATTLEBORO—The food service company that provides lunches to students at the Coelho Middle School here today vowed to discipline employees — including termination — who refused to feed some 25 children this week because their pre-paid lunch accounts were low in funds.

The company, Whitsons School Nutrition, continues to investigate, but has already determined that some workers violated the Attleboro school district's policies when they chose not to give lunches to hungry children, said Holly Van Seggern, vice president for marketing.