While most schools across the nation are begging kids to pull their pants up, one school in Gustine, TX, is demanding that they pull them down. After feces was found on the floor of the school gym, two dozen elementary school students were forced to drop their drawers for a defecation inspection, and their parents are none too happy with the school.
According to students involved in the ordeal, the school rounded up the students and separated them by gender before having them pull down their pants so teachers could check for signs of fecal matter.
"I felt uncomfortable, and I didn't want to do it," Eliza Medina, 11, told WFAA TV. "I felt like they violated my privacy . . . I said I didn't want to, but I was told I had to because all the kids had to."
She's not the only one who's upset. Parents in this 480-person town are up in arms about the situation and are demanding answers.
"I was furious . . . I mean, I was furious," Eliza's mom, Maria Medina, said. "If you can't do your job or you don't know what you're doing, you need to be fired. You shouldn't be here."
The school superintendent, who oversees the one school that all of the town's students attend, is investigating. He says school officials only asked the kids to lower their pants a bit, but the students argue otherwise. He has vowed to get to the bottom of the matter as soon as possible.