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Lunch lady let boy run up $8 debt rather than go hungry — then she got fired

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A lunchroom employee in New Hampshire was accused of theft and then fired after letting a student run up an $8 debt rather than go hungry.

Bonnie Kimball, who worked for a vendor at Mascoma Valley Regional High School, quietly told a boy to make sure his mother paid for several à la carte items on his tray and let him take the food without paying, reported The Union Leader.

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A manager from the Manchester-based Cafe Services was observing operations at the school March 28, when the incident occurred, and Kimball was accused of theft and fired the following day after the boy brought in money to pay the bill.

Kimball said her direct manager had instructed her in February to let students take food and discreetly tell them to add money to their account, because that supervisor was worried about the company’s pending contract renewal and didn’t want to stir up any negative publicity.

“I was doing what I was told to do,” Kimball said. “We weren’t supposed to pull trays.”

School board chair Cookie Hebert declined to comment directly on Kimball’s firing, saying she had worked for the vendor and not the district, but she said the school board policy required students to be fed even if they have no money.

However, Hebert said students with no money should be given the lunch of the day and are prohibited from taking à la carte items.

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Representatives from Cafe Services, whose contract the school board renewed this week for another year at more than $560,000, did not respond to requests for comment.

Kimball said two other employees quit in protest over her firing.


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DOJ dropping investigation into GOP senator’s stock trades ignites outrage: ‘Quid pro quo, baby’

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On Tuesday, the Justice Department ended its investigation into three senators accused of insider trading, including Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), all of whom sold stocks around the time they were receiving classified hearings on the coronavirus pandemic. Their investigation against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), however, continues.

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Shock after Trump mused about taking insulin at White House event: ‘What does he have to lose?’

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During a press conference today, President Trump rattled off a statement that left quiet a few people once again scratching their heads.

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On Tuesday, at a press conference, President Donald Trump mused aloud whether he should start taking insulin.

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"But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right?" he added a second later. "Unbelievable."

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