Students told to drop pants for ‘poop inspection,’ parents outraged

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GUSTINE, Texas – A group of students at an elementary school in Texas were apparently asked to lower their pants for a poop inspection on Monday.

School educators told two dozen students they were regularly finding feces on the gym floor. The students were then separated into groups of boys and girls and ordered to “pull down their pants” so administrators could “check if they could find anything.”

Maria Medina, whose 11-year-old daughter was searched, said her daughter’s privacy was violated. She told WFAA the teachers involved should be fired.

Gustine Independent School District Superintendent Ken Baugh acknowledged that making kids drop their pants goes too far. However, he said the students were only asked to lower their pants a little.

“That’s not appropriate, and we do not condone that. So you would take disciplinary action,” Baugh told WFAA.

Baugh said the investigation should be wrapped up this week. Angry parents are planning to speak at a school board meeting on Thursday night.

29 comments

  • Wicked Pixxee

    how dare they abuse these children this way?! HOW DARE YOU call yourself a child advocate and educator and then go and do this?!! If it were MY child, I would REIGN holy hell upon those involved and they would RUE the day they ever violated a child’s basic right to privacy and freedom from abuse.

  • Megan

    That is illegal!!! I hope those parents press charges! Those children were violated. That can cause psychological damage. I’m outraged for these children and their parents. I am disgusted with the school. There needs to be serious consequences for the school

  • Christine

    RISE UP PARENTS AND TAKE BACK YOUR GOD GIVEN AUTHORITY OVER YOUR KIDS FROM THE SCHOOL SYSTEM!
    Every year the School system has been USURPING parents authority over the raising of our children. And we as parents must arise and speak out against any and every organization that seeks to undermine parents God given authority over our children. God has not and did not commit authoriity to the government or the schools over our children. This responsibility is the parents and the parents alone. Anyone else sick of the school system behaving Superior over the parents and our values in raising our children? The school system has been CRIMINALIZING parents for many things. And they are wrong. We have not put the government or schools or any other organization into power to oppress and control us American Parents or to question our authority or values in raising OUR children as we deem fit– but to protect us. They overstepped the LINE and have been stripping our rights away from raising our own children. The next thing is them taking away our kids because WE are not to be trusted with the intelligence and ability to rightly Raise our own children! Hitler did this to his own people in his time and it came to pass…He took their children and hired people to take care of them and raise them to be politically correct and to not question unfair laws or authority but to be completely agreeable and obedient. RISE UP PARENTS! The school is Not God. The school is not a higher authority over OUR CHILDREN!

  • Dale

    This is a disgrace, the thought of any adult thinking this is ok is far beyond any school action, no school or official of any school should even think in any way that this would be ok.
    I’m telling you it’s good toss wasn’t my child, or this story would have a VERY different outcome.

  • richard that know U

    wish i could comment on something that mattered, F, the media that restricts stories that dont show up on their site that they portray with damnation and UN-intelligence

    • Mimi

      The unintelligent one is the one that doesn’t know when to capitalize a letter, use proper punctuation or spell correctly. Keep that in mind next time you call someone unintelligent. ;)

  • carol

    Better check all the people in a nursing home. They sometimes have ‘little accidents’, but we never had them drop undies to see who the culprit was.

  • Glenna Kachtik

    Only lower their pants a little???? That makes perfect sense NOT. I don’t understand the mentality of administrators or teachers these days. This was ABUSE plain & simple. This is an elementary school & these kids have a perfect right to not have to pull their pants down – even a little (what does that even mean???) in front of other kids. I cannot fathom anyone who calls themselves an educator thinking this was even somewhat appropriate. This is the problem now days – you have administrators who haven’t ever spent time in a classroom & who often haven’t even been a parent but only have education theory to their credentials. They haven’t a clue how to deal with real live kids & lots of things sound good on paper. If you are a parent – ask yourself – would I be hacked off if an administrator asked my child to do this. If it would then Why would you put someone else’s kids through this. Every last single one of them should be fired & never be able to darken the doors of a school again. No, it doesn’t surprise me this was done in TX; we have all gone crazy here.

  • Johnny

    Rights violation, and just plain wrong. They should be arrested and fired. I don’t care how low they dropped their pants, these are kids. They still have rights.

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