Principal Regrets Making Students View Poop

Colorado Springs Elementary School In Spotlight

A Colorado Springs elementary school principal has apologized for making students look inside a soggy bag of human feces and urine.

Peyton Elementary Principal Michael Auclaire said he wanted to make a point to the students because someone had been leaving human waste on the floor and toilet seats in a girl's lavatory generally used by fourth- and fifth-graders.

Some parents complained Auclaire's actions were inappropriate and created a health risk.

Auclaire said he has apologized in person to the students and by letter to their parents. He said he realizes it was "not the best thing to do."

Auclaire said the students were given janitorial gloves to wear before holding the bag and were told to wash their hands afterward.

He said he wanted to make the kids to understand how inappropriate it was to defecate on the floor or a toilet seat.

The incident took place Monday and Auclaire apologized on Tuesday.

Auclaire, who is new this year, invited parents to come to the school Thursday afternoon to talk about the incident.

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