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Cops: Teacher Made Boy, 10, Clean Urinal

Student's hands were soaked in someone else's pee


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Student Cleans Urinal

FEBRUARY 20--A Florida teacher was arrested yesterday and charged with battery for allegedly ordering a 10-year-old student to unclog a urinal in the bathroom of a Coral Springs elementary school.

According to cops, Jennifer King Forshey, 58, ordered the child to use his bare hands to remove a wad of soggy paper towels from the urinal. The boy, who attends Broward Community Charter School, told cops that the paper towels were soaked with someone else’s urine.

As detailed in a Coral Springs Police Department report, the child told investigators that Forshey, a third grade teacher, had accused him earlier this month of clogging the urinal. She then allegedly ordered him to “use his hands to remove all the paper towel product in the drain of the urinal.”

The boy said that he held a dry paper towel in his hand as he sought to remove the soggy paper towels, but “the paper and urinal were wet enough to seep through the paper towel,” leaving his hands “saturated in what smelled like urine,” according to the report. The bathroom, the child reported, “had no soap in it.”

A teacher interviewed by police said that he saw Forshey (seen above) instruct the boy to remove the paper towels from the urinal. The school’s principal said that the child “came to his office looking for soap because his hands smelled of urine.”

Following her arrest yesterday for felony battery of a child, Forshey reportedly acknowledged directing the boy to unclog the urinal. “She only thinks what she did was wrong because she is in trouble for it,” cops reported. “Otherwise, she does not see anything wrong with exposing a child to urine.”

After being booked into the Broward County jail, Forshey was released on $1000 bond. (2 pages)