Scarborough parents want answers after child was made to clean urine
SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- Two parents from Scarborough are outraged after they say their child was mistreated by a teacher. Now, those parents want answers from the school district.
Donna and Charlie Caruso say their son, a first grader at Blue Point Primary School came home Tuesday with a story that stunned them.
They say a student had an accident in the bathroom, and the teacher blamed their son. That teacher allegedly made him clean up the urine on the toilet and the floor. The Carusos say their son cleaned someone else's urine, because they say their son didn't do it.
The Carusos took action right away, sending a formal complaint to the school.
The school principal brought their son in for a meeting where they investigated what happened, and whether the boy was telling the truth.
"He sat right there with the principal, and the school counselor, and myself, and God to tell the same story again, ten times, the same way," said Donna Caruso.
On Thursday, they got a letter from the school saying they wouldn't be disclosing what, if any, action was taken because it's a personnel issue.
"We're furious," said Charlie Caruso.
The superintendent sent CBS 13 a statement writing, "This matter has been fully investigated and any follow-up that was needed has been done."
The superintendent says the parents have sensationalized what happened, and offered to meet with them again.
The Carusos say they believe their son and want the teacher disciplined.
In the meantime, they say the teacher is still working and their son is still in her class.