Boy's Urinal Punishment Ends Poorly for Teacher
Cops say Jennifer Forshey made boy unclog it with his bare hands
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2014 1:50 PM CST

(Newser) – A veteran teacher in Florida faces felony charges of battery of a child for meting out an unusual punishment. Police say 58-year-old Jennifer Forshey accused a 10-year-old boy of deliberately clogging a urinal with paper towels, and ordered him to get them out of the drain, reports NBC Miami. She didn't give him any tools or guidance, however, so he used his bare hands and a dry paper towel, and his hands soon reeked of urine—not his own, say police.

To make matters worse, that particular bathroom had no soap, which led the kid to go to the principal's office looking for some, which led to the charges being filed. Forshey willingly caused the boy "to project his hands into a urinal with unknown persons (sic) urine expelled in it, causing his hands to absorb the urine," says the police report cited by the Smoking Gun. In other urinal news, a Pizza Hut worker lost his job after using his restaurant's kitchen sink as a substitute.

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westword6
Feb 23, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Felony abuse of a minor, and child endangerment. Not as uncommon as one might suppose, in the public schools.
Ysbeth
Feb 22, 2014 3:47 PM CST
So it would have been fairer to force the janitor too stick his hands in the urinal and get urine all over them? Someone had to do it. Making the 10 year old who clogged it in the first place clean up HIS OWN mess seems about right to me. The only thing the school was in the wrong about was not having soap in the bathroom.
kudzu57
Feb 21, 2014 9:08 AM CST
He shouldn't have put the paper in the urinal in the first place.