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UPDATE: Teacher Reprimanded For Sending Home Feces In Backpack

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A Washington kindergarten teacher who sent a 5-year-old student home with a bag of feces tucked in his backpack has been formally reprimanded.

A West Valley School District official warned teacher Sue Graham in a letter that similar behavior in the future will result in disciplinary action, including termination.

The boy's father had said his son arrived home in April with the plastic bag of feces and a note that read "This little turd was found on the floor in my room."

The boy was moved out of Graham's classroom after the incident. The May letter was released Thursday in response to a public disclosure request from KIMA-TV. The district had previously said "appropriate action" was taken against the longtime teacher.



Previous Story, April 2009:

A father says his son, a kindergarten student in the state of Washington, was sent home with a bag of feces in his backpack.

It happened to a five-year-old at Apple Valley Elementary School in Yakima.

The father says his son's kindergarten teacher had bagged up a piece of human feces and stuck it in his son's backpack with a note that read: "This little turd was on the floor in my room."

The father said he e-mailed school officials and got a response days later, aplogizing for the delay. He said he still hasn't talked to anyone about the matter.

The school's superintendent says the boy's teacher and the school principal are being questioned. School officials say they plan to meet with the student's parents next week.

The father says he wants his son placed in a different teacher's classroom for the remainder of the school year.


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