New York teacher warns parents not to send their smelly kids to schoolBy Mason White 11:04 AM November 24, 2013
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(Scroll down for video) A New York teacher, who couldn’t take the bad smell of her students, sent home a letter warning parents not to send their dirty children to school.
Some parents of students at B.U.I.L.D. Academy in Buffalo, are fuming after receiving a handwritten complaint letter by the pre-kindergarten teacher of their children.
The note sent home with students read: “Several children in Pre-K, ages 3 and 4, are coming to school with dirty, stained, or soiled clothes. Some emit unpleasant odors, and some are dirty and unkept.”
The teacher continued by asking parents to treat the matter as a health and safety issue. The teacher also said that the bad smell makes it difficult to teach.
Many parents were outraged saying that the teacher has to exercise more compassion as an educator in the community of Buffalo. According to the Census Bureau statistics of 2007 to 2011, Buffalo had 29.9 percent of its population living below the poverty level.
The school said that the teacher’s note was sent without the permission of the principal, and the school nurse is equipped with clean clothes for any student who needs it.
Meanwhile, no action has been taken against the teacher.