Video: Utah High School Fined $15K for Selling Soda During Lunch
Davis High School in Salt Lake City, Utah has been fined $15,000 by the federal government for accidentally selling soda through a vending machine during lunch (video below).
Federal law requires the school to turn off its soda machines during the lunch period, which is 47 minutes a day.
While Davis High School did turn off the machines in the lunch room, school administrators didn‘t realize that there was another soda machine in the school bookstore that wasn’t being turned off.
The school was subsequently hit with a $0.75 fine per student for the duration of the offense.
Now the school is going to have to cut money to fine arts programs to make up the cost.
Davis High School Principal Dee Burton told KUTV-TV that law is hypocritical because while students can’t buy soda, they can buy sugary sports drinks and Snickers bars (only because they contain nuts).