A Missouri mother is seeking school policy reform after her kindergartner had an accident in class and was humiliatingly forced to sit in her own waste for an extended duration of time.
The 6-year-old daughter of Lisa Skidmore from Washburn was in class where the teacher had given students an opportunity to use the restroom before a testing period during which they would not be able to leave the room. While the test was in session, the little girl said she had to go but teacher said no. Unfortunately, she couldn't hold it long enough and pooped her pants.
Watch the KY3 report:
Skidmore said when she picked up her daughter, she still was covered in diarrhea. Skidmore said the teacher didn't excused her daughter from the class nor did she clean her up. The little girl was forced to wait out the testing period and for her mother to come get her. In some act of benevolence, the teacher did provide the child with a plastic trash bag to wrap around herself.
"You don't even treat a dog that way," Skidmore said disgusted with how the situation was handeled.
The girl's father said, "If any parent sent their kid to school with crappy pants, those parents would be facing with criminal charges. I believe that with all my heart."
Although the family is not pressing charges, they are seeking some reform on the school's part for when a child expresses an emergency bathroom situation. The superintendent of the school told KY3 that he disagreed with how the situation was handled and has expressed to teachers how incidents such as this should be taken care of -- or prevented -- in the future.
The news anchor explained the school was in the process of taking a state standardized test when the incident occurred. Although the testing did not apply to children at this level, the kindergarten teacher was holding to the strict testing guidelines to prepare the children for what they would be met with in the future.