GUSTINE, Texas — Students at an elementary school in Texas say they were recently told by administrators to pull down their pants for a poop inspection.
According to WFAA in Dallas, teachers in Gustine, Texas, told two dozen students they were regularly finding feces on the gym floor. The children were then reportedly rounded up — boys to one room, girls to another — and ordered “to pull down their pants to check them to see if they could find anything,” according to one of the students’ parents.
“I felt uncomfortable, and I didn’t want to do it,” 11-year-old Eliza Medina told WFAA. “I felt like they violated my privacy.”
The girl’s mother, Maria, told the station she was “furious” when she found out, and said the administrators involved should be fired.
Her daughter said she tried to protest, but was told she had to be inspected.
The school district’s superintendent, Ken Baugh, agreed that making kids drop their pants goes too far. However, he claimed the students were only asked to lower their pants a little.
But parent Maria Medina said she doesn’t buy that, and even if it were just a little, telling children to line up and show their underwear for inspection is unacceptable.
The superintendent said the investigation should be wrapped up this week. Angry parents are planning to speak at a school board meeting Thursday night to demand accountability from administrators involved.