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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 Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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Who does this?!

I would absolutely do something because they made my kid feel violated.  The thought of something like this even happening makes me mad and sick.

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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Hell no it's not okay! AND at the very LEAST the school owed the parents a phone call regarding the incident and permission to check. I don't care if a nurse was the one doing it. Perhaps they should be checking staff, too!

by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:37 AM

I would be livid if this happened to my kid.

by Jes on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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I would be at the school in a heartbeat.

That is sexual harassment.
You do NOT "peek" into my child's pants for any reason.
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by Silver Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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This was posted elsewhere as well. Some said "they do it at doctors' offices; this is no different!".

Yes, it is different. A) it's with my consent at the doctors' office and B) it's with me in the room.

I'd be at the school in a hearbeat - there would be hell to pay somewhere.

I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we have traditional gender roles, we're Catholic, I'm Libertarian, he's Republican, we're both conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol).             Aimee

by Kellie on Feb. 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM
FUCK NO!! All the people who participated in, gave permission for, and are defending this need to be FIRED right now! They should not be working around children, at all.
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by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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A better question would be what wouldn't I do.
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by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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 As a teacher I see "managerial" decisions by principals and school officials ALL THE TIME that make me shake my head in disbelief.

Just a suggestion from the lowly faculty, why not practice better supervision so that children don't have enough unsupervised TIME to shit on the floor BEFORE you go on a molesting witch hunt.

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by Sooze on Feb. 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

And after doing that, they don't even say that it worked in finding the culprit.  Or did I miss it?

Very poor decision on the school's part and yes, I'd be furious if they did that to my child.

by Angie on Feb. 15, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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No way.  Sexual harassment, misconduct on part of the staff.  Just another example of schools negating parental authority.  I would most  definitely make a BIG deal out of this.  No okay.

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