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Metro East child allegedly given detention without lunch after being lost by school

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A Metro East couple is outraged after they said their child was not served lunch and was given detention after school officials lost track of him (Credit: KMOV). A Metro East couple is outraged after they said their child was not served lunch and was given detention after school officials lost track of him (Credit: KMOV).
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

There is outrage after a Metro East couple said their child wasn’t served lunch and was given detention after school officials lost track of him. 

The incident allegedly happened at Maryville Elementary School. 

Olivia Wycoff, the child's mother, said she can’t believe this has happened.

“I'm feeling very upset. I am just kind of alarmed that this situation is taking place,” said Wycoff.

The child’s father, Travis Lansaw, went to the school to discuss how he felt the punishment was unfair to his 6-year-old.

“He's a six-year-old, and his brain is not developed. That's a big deal to him, so just for you to blow it off like it's a minor thing, it is not minor at all,” said Lansaw.

Lansaw took his child out of school and then posted his frustrations on social media. It sparked outrage among parents and even a teacher. One teacher claiming to be involved said she's "tired of reading all of the lies".

News 4 met with the district to find out if Superintendent Jim Greenwald lost track of the child.

“Those boys at that time came in late. We knew they were late. So they were consequently not lost, but missed eating lunch in the cafeteria because they had technically missed their lunchtime," said Greenwald.

The superintendent said their son ate lunch at a slightly later time. Greenwald claims this isn't the first time the child was late, and that's why he got detention. The child’s parents said that's not true and they have plans on removing their child out of the district.

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