An elementary school teacher in Othello, Wash., is in hot water after allegedly ordering an 8-year-old to unclog a toilet with his bare hands.
KEPR-TV reports that Brent Taylor, a teacher at Scootney Springs Elementary School, told the student to unclog the toilet after he reported it to him. Taylor allegedly told the student, “It’s nothing I haven’t done before.”
The boy’s parents, Artie and Lisa Adams, learned about the incident when they asked how their son’s day was at school.
“He said ‘Everything was good, but my teacher made me put my hand inside the toilet.’ We were like, ‘What?’” Artie Adams told KEPR.
The Adams’ have since transferred their son from Scootney Springs.
Taylor was reprimanded for the incident, but is still employed by the school. The Adams’ don’t think enough was done to punish the teacher.
Additionally, KEPR reports that Taylor was put on leave in 2013 when a teacher’s aide claimed he grabbed her arm in a rough manner.
Another teacher’s aide said she felt uncomfortable after Taylor tickled her neck earlier this year.
The State’s Superintendent’s Office does not plan any further investigations..