IDAHO — We’ve all been there, and perhaps, its probably the worst feeling ever — a long day at school — but you either forgot your lunch money or ran out. One lunch lady in Idaho, however, took it upon herself for a young lady who fell between those two categorizations to provide her a lunch.
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That same lady has now been fired for “stealing district property”. According to reports, Dalene Bowden gave a young female student a $1.70 hot meal after she informed Bowden that she was “hungry” but didn’t have lunch money.
“I know I screwed up, but what are you supposed to do when the kid tells you that they’re hungry and they don’t have any money?” says Bowden, acknowledging she was once warned about giving a student a free cookie. “I offered to pay for the meal and I don’t think I deserved to lose my job over it,” she adds. “This is just breaking my heart.”