School withholds lunch as food fight punishment

Parents furious over school's decision to stop serving lunch for a week.

Nov. 7—Detroit's McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School has decided to stop serving lunch to sixth through eighth graders for a week after a food fight broke out among 175 students last week.

Parents are infuriated by the school's decision, calling the move cruel and unusual punishment, the Detroit News reports. A notice sent home Friday by school principal Antoinette Pearson informed parents that students should bring their own lunches this week because lunch will not be served "due to irresponsible behavior that has resulted in numerous food fights."