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.