Uproar After School Checks Kids' Pants for Poop
School officials say nurse's search was made discreetly
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2013 10:29 AM CST
Upset parents in an east Texas elementary school are complaining the school searched their children's pants, looking for who pooped on the gym floor.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – There's no way this one could have ended well: An East Texas school's search for the mystery pooper who had five times left feces in the gymnasium led the principal to ask the school nurse to inspect the fourth-graders' underwear. "My kid came home and he said ... his butt had been inspected," complained one parent of a West Sabine Elementary student. That class had been the ones using the gym when the feces appeared, and didn't respond when the principal continually asked who did the deed. She defended the move to KAIT8 News.

She says the nurse only tugged at their pants' waistline to look inside, and that no pants were pulled below the buttocks. "There are lies being circulated," she says. Adds the superintendent, "We've all been examined by nurses. I do think it is appropriate in certain situations." And the nurse herself says, "I just peeked in their pants like you would check a baby's diaper." But two parents have complained, and a former school board member noted that, "You don't violate someone's civil rights just to achieve the ultimate goal." As for the mystery pooper, the search did not reveal the culprit.

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Jun 29, 2013 2:38 AM CDT
well that's really important that each an every kids must get checked before enter to their classes,as is class each an every kid is same and their is not difference in any kid over their. Wholesale Underwear Suppliers
Feb 22, 2013 8:22 PM CST
The school nurse has got to stop bringing her dog to work. Its crapping all over the gym.
Feb 22, 2013 2:14 PM CST
Well hate me if you will. I worked at a business that employed a lot of, how shall I say this, ILLEGAL Mexicans. When they would use the bathroom, they would wipe themselves and then instead of throwing the toilet paper in the toilet, they would either throw it in a trash can or on the floor. So, I'm guessing this happening in Texas.............well I'm just saying. Kids don't fall far from the tree.