"It was I think $74.50," mother Kylie Kirkpatrick told KABC. "So I took that email and came to Ryan and said, 'What do you want to do?' And he said, 'I guess I can pay for it.' I said, 'Are you sure?' And he said, 'Yes.'"
School district policy indicates even students with a negative lunch account balance will receive a hot meal, KABC reported.