Parents say teacher forced kids to stick heads in bucket of urine

Published: May. 10, 2016 at 4:18 AM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2016 at 10:56 AM EDT
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KING WILLIAM, VA (WWBT) - Parents are outraged after a teacher at Cool Spring Primary School allegedly forced second graders to stick their heads in a bucket of urine.

"I don't understand how anybody would make a child do that," said parent Shawn Martin. "It is unacceptable."

Martin says he will never forget the evening his son came home from school complaining that he had bad day.

"And I said you're an 8-year-old in the second grade," said Martin. "How bad could your day have really been?"

The student told his father that someone urinated in the toy bucket. Martin is outraged by the teachers alleged response.

"She made every male student smell the urine in the bucket," said Martin. "Stick their head in the bucket, smell the urine, and give their opinion from the smell of the urine which child urinated in the bucket."

King William school leaders sent a note home warning that children may have been exposed to bodily fluids in the classroom. Parents say the instructor has been teaching for 26 years. School leaders confirm the teacher is still on the job.

"This is a personnel matter," said school leaders in a statement. "Appropriate action has been taken to ensure that such conduct does not repeat itself. We will have no further comment."

Martin is not pleased with the response.

"I don't think anything is appropriate. That lady was in there teaching my son today," said Martin. "I don't understand how the administration lets her come back and direct those kids."

Martin even filed a formal complaint citing "unprofessional conduct."

"They want to sweep it under the rug like it never happened," said Martin. "That is not acceptable."

Dad says the school has given him the option of moving his son to another class, but dad says he feels that would be punishing the wrong person.

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