Teacher Accused Of Making Boy Unclog Urinal With Bare Hands
South Florida Crime
FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Coral Springs charter school teacher accused of forcing a student to complete an unsanitary assignment bonded out of jail early Thursday morning.
“I didn’t do anything illegal,” said Jennifer Forshey as she left the facility.
Forshey allegedly instructed a 10-year old student to clean a dirty urinal she thought the student had clogged, according to the Coral Springs Police Department.
Forshey, who teaches third grade at Broward Community Charter School West, according to the school’s website, is accused of battery on a child by exposing the child to urine.
Parents dropping their children off at the school on Thursday said they couldn’t believe she used bad judgement.
“Especially at schools where we drop our kids off and we think that they’re safe and in good hands,” said Tonia Jusino. “It makes me, as a parent, a little scared, a little worried, because once I leave here what goes on inside the school.”
“She just used really horrendously bad judgment,” said George Vittera. “SBut it’s a really really good school, I hope it doesn’t reflect on the school.”
According to the arrest report, Forshey accused the boy of clogging the drain in a urinal in the boys’ bathroom with paper towels. She ordered him to remove the paper towels, filled with urine from unknown students, with his hands.
“Victims hands were saturated in what smelled like urine from the urinal and the paper towel that was in the urinal,” the police report reads.
The student told police Forshey did not provide him with any safety equipment to clean the urinals.
The student also said there was no soap in the bathroom to clean his hands.
Investigators interviewed Forshey and she admitted to the allegations and showed no remorse, according to the police report.
“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 reads.
CBS 4 News called the owners of the school, the Leona Group. They told us they cannot comment.