Third Grader Told to Clean Urinal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A third grader’s unusual bathroom experience is causing a bit of a stink at Fox Hill Elementary School in Kansas City North. Nine-year-old Austin Carrick says last Tuesday his teacher gave him permission to go to the bathroom before heading to class.
Carrick says when he used a urinal that had toilet paper in it, the urinal suddenly filled up with water and almost overflowed.
“It was rising. It came over to the next urinal and then it went down,” Carrick said.
“I was sad there, scared and a little embarrassed.”
What happened next scared the boy even more and left him feeling uncomfortable.
“She gave me gloves,” he says.
He says a female janitor gave him a pair of latex gloves and then told him to clean out the clogged urinal with his hands.
“While I was picking it up, she gave me a used paper towel to help me,” he said.
The boy’s mother says she couldn’t believe what her son was made to do.
“Oh, I was outraged. I was so irate,” Leslie Warger said.”I went up to the school.”
Warger met with the district’s superintendent on Tuesday.
“I think he was disgusted with the whole situation,” she said. “He was not very happy at all. “From what I was told, they’d been having problems with the urinals and so I think they should’ve been more aware and more looking into the situation of why this keeps happening, and, not trying to make my son as an example. “
The North Kansas City School District released a statement to FOX 4. They called the janitor’s actions “inappropriate and say they have taken corrective measures to ensure the situation never occurs again.”