Cafeteria worker fired after letting student not pay for his lunch

A former New Hampshire lunchroom employee is speaking out after she was terminated over a student's $8 lunch.
2:04 | 05/18/19

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Now to a school cafeteria worker extended an act of kindness to a student who didn't have his lunch money. That left her job hanging in the balance. This morning, a former new Hampshire lunchroom employee is speaking out after she was fired over a student's $8 lunch. In March a boy came through Bonnie Kimball's checkout line but she says he didn't have money to pay for his meal. So I just told him, you know, have your mom send in some money tomorrow. Reporter: Kimball was shocked when the very next day the district manager from cafe services, her employer, called her in and let her go hours after the boy's family reportedly added money to his account squaring up the balance. And I'm like, well, he came in and paid for his lunch and they said, it doesn't matter. That was theft. Reporter: A letter sent to Kimball by cafe services states that not charging the student is in strict violation of our cash handling procedures. The man that fired me actually stood right with me, watched me do the transaction. He said okay and he walked off. Reporter: Now months later cafe services is going back on that decision, telling ABC news in a statement, we are going to offer to rehire our recently terminated employee and provide her back pay and we will work with the school district to revise our policies and procedures regarding transactions. But Kimball saying she has yet to hear from the company directly. And I still stop by at the it's just not the same as being with them every day. The school district says it will not refuse a meal to a hungry child who cannot afford to pay. That's policy. It's now currently evaluaing whether they'll renew the contract with the food vendor, and, guys, Kimball says she does not intend to take her job back unless the school goes with a different vendor, so there's still more to play out here, but the bottom line, the school says, we need to feed the kids. Good for her for feeding the kid and letting him not pay that day. She's standing tough. She is. A good new Englander. All right, we do want to

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