On Tuesday, an Arkansas elementary school teacher, has been accused of forcing an African-American kindergarten student to unclog a toilet full of feces with his bare hands.
Ashley Murry of Little Rock, Arkansas, shared the disturbing allegations with KARK News, saying that her 5-year-old son was made to put his bare hands in a dirty toilet by his teacher at Crystal Hill Elementary School after it was clogged up.
“It’s degrading for a child so I don’t feel like any child should have to go through this,” said Murry.
According to a post made by the child’s grandmother on Facebook, wrote а lengthy post аbout the incident. She sаid thаt the boy is in kindergаrten, аnd the incident will cаuse him аnxiety.
Anyone who could do that to a child, not to mention any teacher who could do that to a child in their classroom, is a person with a deep streak of cruelty and sadism in my opinion. Both those traits are historically related to racism, and the child’s grandmother raised the issue of his race in her response to the egregious incident.
BREAKING: Elementary school teacher Karla Lasiter made a 5 YEAR-OLD BLACK student clean feces out of the toilet last Friday w/ his bare hands. She stated “she doesn’t know why she made him do it.” Crystal Hill Elementary, North Little Rock, AR has her on administrative leave. 😒 pic.twitter.com/NywlG9dtIP
— Juice (@DjWalt_) March 10, 2021
The Murrys are now calling for the teacher’s termination. Speaking of calling, the child’s mother said the teacher talked to her on the phone about the incident.
“She said she didn’t have an explanation, she just knew she was wrong. But she stated to the principal that she was trying to teach how not to stop up the toilet,” said Murry.
The Pulaski County Special School District said in a statement that the teacher is on administrative leave pending an investigation of the incident. They would not disclose the name of the teacher, who uncorroborated reports online have identified as a white woman, citing district policy for “disciplinary personnel matters.”
“Employees across the district work hard every day to create an environment where students feel safe and protected,” the statement from the school district said.