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Mom pays off outstanding balance of other students after son was denied school lunch

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DOWAGIAC, Mich -

A mother is fighting back against a high school in Michigan after her son was denied a school lunch.

Amanda Keown said her son, Dominic Gant, was embarrassed in front of his classmates at Dowagiac Union High School. His lunch was taken away from him when an outstanding balance on his school lunch account was discovered.

"I was appalled that he was denied lunch and that his lunch was taken out of his hands over five bucks,” she said.

Keown said she felt so bad for her son that she decided to take actions into her own hands.

She not only paid off her son's balance, but she paid off nineteen other students' balances totaling more than $200.

"I realize I don't have to do that, but I don't want another kid going through what my son went through,” said Keown.

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