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What Would You Do If School Staff Pulled Down Your Childs Pants?

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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School Staff Pulls Down Students' Pants and 'Checks Them' to Solve Gym Prank (VIDEO)

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I want you to imagine for a moment: Your elementary school-aged child comes home in the afternoon and tells you that, at school that day, he or she had their pants pulled down and their butt inspected for feces. I know, it's completely insane, but this actually allegedly happened at a school in Pineland, Texas. Apparently, feces had been found on the floor in the gymnasium on numerous occasions -- and teachers and staff were unable to figure out who the culprit was -- so they marched all the kids into the nurse's office, pulled down their pants, and yep, checked them.

One account says that the school nurse "basically pulled the kids' pants down or out." Wes Little, a father of one of the student's said: "My kid came home and told me his butt had been inspected at the elementary school for feces. And he said he was embarrassed by the whole situation." But another account -- IE, the account by the principal and superintendent -- is downplaying what happened, saying, "No pants were pulled down past the buttocks, that they were merely pulled away at the waistline and peeked in to see if there was any feces." Superintendent Mike Pate added: "We've all been examined by nurses. I do think it is appropriate in certain situations."

Okay, examined by nurses, yes. When there's actually something wrong. A bunch of innocent little kids were just completely violated, because the faculty wanted to know who was pooping on the floor! Is it right that someone keeps doing this? Absolutely not! But even if you've exhausted all your options, you don't pull a kid's pants down to solve a case! Imagine how their parents must feel. I mean, what would you do if this happened to your child?

Personally, I don't know how I'd react. Right now, my daughter's still a baby, but I know the thought of this happening to her puts my stomach in knots. This is not okay. And quite frankly, this is just weird. Who would even think to do this?

Wes Little says he's still unsure if he'll take the matter before the board or state officials. As of now, he said that  by making the incident public, he's hoping it will keep it from happening again.

Um, yeah. I'd say. This incident should have never happened in the first place.

What would you do if this was your kid?

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by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Appalling.  No excuse and yes, I'd be furious!

by Michelle on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I would contact a lawyer and see what charges I could bring against them.

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:57 AM

press charges!!!!

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Agree I would see what I could do by contacting a lawyer
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by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Hmm, that is tough. I can see it from both sides. It isn't like it happened in the gym in front of everyone. It was done by a nurse. And honestly, if I was the one constantly cleaning up the poop, I would want to know. Obviously there is a child that has a problem that needs to be address. And "pants being pulled down" versus "pulling the pants at the waist to look" is really different in my opinion.

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:26 AM
What????? Ya, no!!!!
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by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:51 AM
As a teacher I get tired of parents that freak out every time a school tries to handle a problem. I'm sure they did try to figure out which kid was doing it in other ways. For those of you saying it was wrong what would you suggest they do? If you don't have a solution yourself then please don't criticize what the school did. Here's a solution... Every parent should make sure their own kid is completely potty trained before kindergarten (unless there is a medical issue).
by Jennifer on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:22 PM

The school should of contacted the parents before doing so. I would be furious.

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 4:38 PM
Insane to me
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by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 4:44 PM

I would pull my child out of that school. I would never be able to trust any adult in that school again with the well being of my child. That is wrong. 

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