#IKYFL Arkansas Teacher Made 5-Year-Old Boy Clean Feces from a School Toilet with His Bare Hands!
We don't even know where to begin with this one! An Arkansas kindergarten teacher has allegedly made a 5-year-old child pull feces and toilet paper from a clogged toilet with his bare hands!
The boy's mother, Ashley Murry, said on Tuesday that her 5-year-old told her about the incident over the weekend. His teacher at Crystal Hill Elementary School reportedly told him to clean out the toilet with his hands because he had used too much toilet paper. Murry said she was shocked when he told her and it has obviously bothered her son.
Murry went to speak with the school's principal, on Monday March 8, and had her son moved to a different classroom. The principal then had the offending teacher, identified as, Karla Lasiter, speak with Murry, by phone, to apologize.
“She got on the phone with me and she said she didn’t have an explanation, she just knew she was wrong. But she stated to the principal that she was trying to teach how not to stop up the toilet,” said Murry.
Following the incident, Lasiter was not fired but, placed on administrative leave. "I feel like she needs to be trained, suspended or terminated or something because that's unacceptable," Murry said. "I want my son to be in a safe environment, a good environment."
Pulaski County Special School District said in a statement Tuesday that it is "actively investigating".
"Employees across the district work hard every day to create an environment where students feel safe and protected," the statement says.
The boy's grandmother, Tami Murry, said in a Facebook post that the teacher did it to degrade and belittle him, either because he is Black or she didn't like him.
For this teacher to do this to a small child, or ANY child for that matter, is horrible. The child's mother did the right thing by confronting the issue with the school's principal but, after not getting any real results, she should be seeking legal council.
According to KOMO News this isn't the first time this type of thing has happened at the school. The mother of another Crystal Hill Elementary School kindergartener said the same thing happened to her daughter under a different teacher in the fall. The girl used too much toilet paper and was asked to pull it out with her bare hands, according to her mother. She contacted the school district who told her there would be an investigation.
"This is a common occurrence at this school it seems," the mother, who asked to remain anonymous, said. "I told them, 'I pay my taxes so you can have janitors at the school, not kids unclogging toilets.'"
It seems like this school just doesn't want to discipline their staff members who mistreat the children in their care. If they won't handle it, maybe someone needs to come from the outside to set things in order.
We're going to keep an eye on this case and update you all as more details become available.