A teacher in Coral Springs, Fla., was charged with battery after a 10-year-old student says she forced him to clean a urinal with his bare hands.
Jennifer King Forshey, 58, allegedly told the boy to remove wet wads of paper towels stuffed in a urinal in the boys’ bathroom at Broward Community Charter School, the arrest report says.
The third-grade teacher was arrested Wednesday over the Feb. 6 incident. She was charged with battery on a child by exposure to urine. She admitted during questioning that she told the student to “clean the paper towels out” with his bare hands.
“She only thinks what she did was wrong because she is in trouble for it. Otherwise, she does not see anything wrong with exposing a child to urine,” the report states.
The boy claims the towels were soaked in someone else’s urine. He also said there was no soap in the restroom to clean his hands.
“Victims hands were saturated in what smelled like urine from the urinal and the paper towel that was in the urinal,” the report states.
Police said another teacher, who witnessed the incident, overheard Forshey tell the boy to wash his hands under the sink with running water.
Forshey was released Thursday on $1,000 bond.
“I didn’t do anything illegal,” Jennifer Forshey told CBS Miamias she left the facility Thursday morning.