Students told to pull down their pants for “poop inspection”

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GUSTINE, Texas — A group of parents is expected to voice their anger Thursday evening at a school board meeting over reports that their elementary school students had to “pull down their pants” so school leaders could check for feces.

The reported poop inspection was ordered because school employees would regularly find feces on the gym floor.

“That’s not appropriate, and we do not condone that. So you would take disciplinary action,” Ken Baugh, Gustine Independent School District Superintendent told WFAA.

So, in an effort to find the violator, about two dozen students were separated into groups of boys and girls and ordered to “pull down their pants”.

Baugh acknowledged that making kids drop their pants goes too far. However, he said the students were only asked to lower their pants a little.

Maria Medina, whose 11-year-old daughter was searched, said her daughter’s privacy was violated. She told WFAA the teachers involved should be fired.

Baugh said the district’s investigation should be wrapped up this week.