From the files of "What a bunch of [expletive] idiots.  How the [expletive] were any of these people OK'd to work with kids?":

School officials at a Utah school grabbed the lunch trays of as many as 40 students and threw their lunch away.  Why?  Because the students didn't have enough or had a negative balance on their school lunch account.

Oh, by the way, these are ELEMENTARY students.

This isn't just a case of school officials facilitating the bullying of kids -- this is school officials being bullies.

The school later issued an apology, so it's not really a question of were they right or wrong, so the question I'll pose is -- what is a better way the school could have handled the situation?