JACKSONVILLE, Florida (WTLV) -- A messy toilet and an unthinkable task has the
parents of a Duval County third grader outraged after they say their
daughter was asked to clean bodily waste.
"I was livid, I was upset, I was scared," said Millicent Jones, the
student's mother. "I was scared for one reason: I didn't know what to do, because I didn't know what my daughter had been exposed to."
Millicent and her husband Anthony said they don't know why the
substitute teacher told their 8-year-old to clean the contents of a
backed-up toilet last week. Their daughter and another student were allegedly made to pull out feces using some toilet paper and then throw it in a trash can.
The parents called Dinsmore Elementary, Duval County Public Schools and Kelly Services -- the
temporary company that placed the substitute -- to try and get some answers.
DCPS told our sister station WTLV First Coast News they can't discipline an employee that is
not their own, adding that they rely on Kelly Services to hire the best.
"If your contractor doesn't do the job, then you're responsible so
you can't just say it's not your fault," said Anthony Jones.
The third grader has been scheduled for bloodwork, but her parents
want to know if Kelly Services will reimburse them for the bill.
In a statement from Kelly Services, PR Coordinator Denise Ridenour
states "Kelly Services is always concerned when there are allegations
reported of inappropriate direction by one of our employees. We are
looking into the situation fully and have no further comment to provide