MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some state and federal lawmakers say no child should be shamed in the lunchroom over outstanding debts.

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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar calls a report that Richfield Public Schools threw away more than 40 lunches from students who owed $15 or more “shameful.”

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The Democrat previously introduced a bill that makes school meals free for all students.

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In Minnesota, the House passed a bill saying students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can’t be refused a hot meal if they have a negative account balance.

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