A carousel was the centerpiece of the Carrollton, Texas, high school’s cafeteria.
Students who had to be seated on the platform, for example, had to wait for a teacher to tell them they were being moved around the car.
And the school had a unique way to teach its students, one that would later become the subject of a book.
Carrollton’s cafeteria is pictured in this photo taken from video provided by the Carrollsboro Independent School District on May 27, 2016 in Carrollton.
Carrollton Independent School Dist. issued a statement on Thursday, June 8, 2018, confirming that the Carousel was a cafeteria feature that had been in place for more than a decade.
“The Carrollsborough Independent School district will continue to use its unique technology to promote positive and constructive learning, as well as provide students with the opportunity to interact with the outside world through the Carousels,” the statement read.
The school district said the carousels were “designed with a view to enrich students’ learning experience and provide them with a safe and convenient place to sit and eat.”
It also said that the “Carousels” are not a substitute for other seating arrangements, such as those offered at the Carrollsburg Public School District.
The district has not said whether it plans to use the technology again.