You know, there’s something about strip-searching a bunch of elementary school students — going so far as to force them to drop their pants and show their underwear — that’s just not right to me. And yet, that was the case on Monday in Gustine, Texas, a small town about 100 miles southwest of Fort Worth, where about two-dozen students were rounded up, forced to drop their pants, and asked to present their underwear for inspection.
“But why?” you might wonder. It’s because educators “have been finding poop on the gym floor.” That’s right. Somebody made mookie stinks all over the gym floor. Somebody thought it would be really funny to just saunter into the gymnasium, which every student in the school has to use for physical education class, and lay a rancid duke right up on the floor.
I imagine the investigation process went a little something like this:
Apparently, administrators took the boys and girls into separate rooms, made them drop trou, and inspected each student to see if any of them had skidmarks on their underwear, according to 11-year-old Eliza Medina.
“I felt uncomfortable, and I didn’t want to do it,” said Medina. “I felt like they violated my privacy.”
Gustine Independent School District Superintendent Ken Baugh admitted that this may have gone a little too far. “That’s not appropriate, and we do not condone that,” he said, although he also said that the students were allegedly only supposed to “lower their pants just a little.” Doesn’t matter. You shouldn’t tell kids to lower their pants at all, because, you know, that’s fucking creepy.
I hope we can all walk away from this knowing that asking kids to pull down their pants is creepy as fuck and not cool. Also, it’s not cool to lay a greaser on the gym floor. Hope they catch this serial shitter soon..
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