Local schools ban use of food delivery apps over safety concerns

More schools in Delaware are blocking deliveries of fast food to students during the school day.

Two schools in Wilmington are prohibiting meals from food delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash.

Superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District says the students pulled a fast one that they didn't see coming until lines of delivery cars filled the front. It was disruptive at the very least.

"I just think it creates more of a safety risk," Dale Franklin said.

Administrators say that's the main reason they shut it down, along with parents dropping off food at lunchtime.

The schools in Delaware are not the first to issue such a ban. A high school in California's Bay Area banned deliveries in 2017 after the school's front office was overwhelmed with couriers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.