Fifth-grader Victoria Greaves moved through the cafeteria line in Attleboro this week in that timeless, chatty procession of pupils grateful for a chance to break up the school day.
The 11-year-old honor student reached for her $2.40 lunch, an apple and two Twizzlers, and shuffled toward the cashier.
The cashier checked the balance in Victoria’s meals account: $1.17. “Honey, do you have any more money?” the food worker asked.
“No, I don’t,” she answered, puzzled.
The girl’s food suddenly found itself on the fast track to the trash barrel.
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