Detroit school cuts served lunch after food fights

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit school stopped serving lunch to sixth- through eighth-graders following food fights, attracting complaints that led officials to reverse the decision.

The Detroit News reports the students at Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School weren't served lunch Monday. The school is part of the Educational Achievement Authority, a district that includes the state's worst-performing schools, and officials later changed their minds.

Students are expected to have meals served when they return Wednesday.

According to a notice to parents signed by Principal Antoinette Pearson, served lunch was cut "due to irresponsible behavior that has resulted in numerous food fights."

Students were expected to bring their own food. Keitha Gomez, who left her mail carrier job Monday and buy fast food for her daughter's lunch, said: "It was very inconvenient."

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