Iowa school principal apologizes after nixing pizza party

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa middle school principal is apologizing after denying students pizzas that had already been delivered to their classroom for a pizza party their teacher had promised them.

Brody Middle School Principal Thomas Hoffman intercepted the pizzas Thursday, citing the school's fairness and equal opportunity policy.

That led a parent of one of the denied students to post about the incident on social media, drawing thousands of angry responses. By late afternoon, Hoffman had issued a public apology, saying he was “overly strict” in applying the school's standards.

Hoffman says the school will accept pizzas expected to be delivered to the entire school on Friday.

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