Two Utah elementary school employees have been suspended after throwing out students’ lunches because they owed money.

As many as 40 students had their lunches taken from them at Uintah Elementary School in Salt Lake City.

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Kevin Conway, a parent of one of the students, was on Fox and Friends to discuss the ordeal. He said his 8-year-old daughter called him during her lunch hour to tell him that she had a -$4 balance on her cafeteria account. When she went to pay, a cafeteria worker pulled the tray from her hands and tossed the lunch.

Conway said he was never notified that his daughter had an outstanding balance.

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In a statement, the school district said, “We understand the feelings of upset parents and students who say this was an embarrassing and humiliating situation. We again apologize and commit to working with parents in rectifying this situation and to ensuring students are never treated in this manner again.”

Watch the interview with Conway above.