Parents and students alike are furious after a public school in Gustine, Texas, forced kids to drop their pants for a partial strip-search.
The bizarre action was taken by the school over what they called a “feces-related inspection.”
Gustine Elementary school officials say that they routinely find the gym floor smeared with human feces. In an effort to find out who has been doing it, they sent the boys to one room and girls to another and made them strip down.
One parent told local Fox 8 News that this was allegedly “to see if they could find anything.”
But this was a basic violation of privacy as well as human dignity, and it was well beyond the rights granted to the school.
One of those strip-searched was 11-year-old Eliza Medina who told local reporters that she felt “violated.”
She explains that she went along with the strip-search because she “didn’t have a choice in the matter.”
“I felt uncomfortable and I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to, but I had to because all the kids had to.”
The district superintendent agreed that the mass strip search was “not appropriate.”
Watch the local report below…
(Article by Moreh B.D.K.)