WELLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school superintendent apologized to a middle school student and said it was wrong for a cafeteria worker to take away his lunch tray over a $6 debt after the student had sat down to eat.

Ed Weber, superintendent of the Wellington Exempted Village School District in northeast Ohio’s Lorain County, said he met with the eighth-grader on Thursday, the day after his lunch tray was removed by the head cook, and told the student it never should have happened.

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The student told Weber it was OK, according to the Lorain Morning Journal.

“I told him how much I appreciate him saying that, but I told him it’s not OK,” Weber said.

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Wellington students are allowed to carry a $20 lunch charge.

A video confirmed what happened after the boy’s father complained.

The worker was taken off the job and could face discipline once the district completes an investigation, Weber said.

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