GREENBSBORO, N.C. – A Guilford County Schools’ kindergarten teacher resigned Thursday after parents say the teacher allegedly washed a 5-year-old student’s mouth out with antibacterial soap.
The alleged incident happened at Wiley Elementary School on Wednesday.
A member of the school’s PTA told FOX 8 that another parent saw what happened, told the principal and then sent a text message to other PTA members Wednesday night.
"Why would a teacher do that? Nobody deserves that," said a PTA member who wanted to remain anonymous.
Guilford County Schools Spokesperson Nora Murray called the incident “unacceptable.”
"There’s no reason ever for a student to be disciplined that way," Murray said.
The school system put out this statement Thursday afternoon:
“We are deeply concerned that this occurred. There is no reason to discipline a child in this manner at school. We expect our 10,000 employees to show only the greatest care and concern for our students, and the vast majority of our staff do so each and every day.” – Nora Carr, Chief of Staff
Guilford County Schools Human Resources and Greensboro police are currently investigating the alleged incident.