Florida teacher accused of making student unclog urinal with hands

February 20, 2014 6:52:45 AM PST
A teacher in south Florida is accused of making a student clean out a clogged urinal with his bare hands.

The 10-year-old student says he's embarrassed by the alleged punishment handed out by Broward Community Charter School West teacher Jennifer Forshey.

Police say Forshey ordered the boy to use a dry paper towel to clear the drain, but according to the arrest report, the paper and urinal were wet enough to seep through the paper towel he was holding. The victim's hands were saturated in what smelled like urine from the urinal and the paper towel that was in the urinal.

"To let that go on with a child is irresponsible and i just feel it's not acceptable," said Jenay Roberts, the boy's mother.

The boy's mom says there's no soap in the bathroom so her son had to clean his hands with regular running water.

The family hired an attorney who maintains the boy isn't the one who clogged the urinal, that someone else did it.

According to the school's website, this is Forshey's second year at the school. She's facing battery charges and reportedly told police she doesn't see anything wrong with exposing a child to urine.

Forshey remains in the Broward County Jail. According to the Miami Herald, the teacher admitted to the incident.

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