Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Utah School Fined $15,000 For Selling Soda

May 21, 2012 by  

Utah School Fined $15,000 For Selling Soda
A vending machine cost Davis High School $15,000 in fines.

Davis High School in Utah is being fined $15,000 for allowing students access to soda during the school lunch period.

The school was allowed to have vending machines, but Federal law requires the machines be turned off during school lunch hours. Students can purchase carbonated beverages before lunch and drink them during the lunch period, but they are not permitted to purchase a carbonated beverage or candy during the lunch period.

Davis High School turned off the soda machines in the cafeteria, but the machines were left on in the bookstore.

“It is challenging when you can have a Coke before lunch and consume it during lunch, but you can’t buy a Coke during lunch,” said Chris Williams from the Davis School District.

“It’s our own decision if we want to have soda or not, and I think we should be left with that decision and not have it taken away,” said one student.

The school was using the vending machines to fund educational programs.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Utah School Fined $15,000 For Selling Soda”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.