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Utah School Employees Return After Student Lunch Scandal

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Two employees placed on leave in connection with taking away $2 school lunches from about 30 students are returning to their jobs at a Utah school district.

One employee is set to return on Thursday. The other will come back next week.

The Salt Lake City School District previously issued a statement that says students will always be given a full meal, even if they owe money on food accounts.

District officials apologized and put the two employees on leave after students at Uintah (yoo-IN’-tah) Elementary had their lunches seized and thrown out a few weeks ago because of overdue accounts.

Officials also say all future communications about payments and accounts will go directly to parents.

The district says it will no longer send the notices home with students.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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