GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina mother was shocked when she showed up to her daughter's school Monday and found her standing alone in a bathroom, covered in her own feces.
"When I entered the restroom, she had her hands up,” said Price, who didn’t want her full name used for the interview with WGHP-TV. “She was standing in a corner and it was poop all over hands."
"She had poop all over her hands, on her legs, her backside, her front side,” she said. “There was poop all over the floor, on the walls and on the door."
Price has a 5-year-old daughter at Frazier Elementary School in Greensboro.
On Monday, she got a call from her daughter's teacher saying the girl had an accident before making it to the bathroom.
Price says when she offered to come up to the school, the teacher told her they'd take care of it.
“‘I’ll change her,’” Price said she was told. “‘You don't have to come out for that.’"
Price went to the school anyway.
She found her daughter alone in the bathroom with a pack of wipes. She says no one was helping her.
"It just broke my heart to see her like that," Price said. “I would never treat a child like that."
Nicole Hill, the principal of Frazier Elementary School, sent this statement to WGHP-TV:
"Any time a student or family does not feel cared for in our school, we are genuinely concerned. Guilford County Schools and Frazier Elementary are deeply committed to creating the best environments possible for students to learn and thrive. This did not occur in this particular situation, and we have apologized to the parent. We are also working to make sure that this will not occur again at our school."
Price says the event has changed her daughter.
"She didn't want to go to school the next day,” Price said. “She cried, 'The kids were picking on me, everyone was holding their nose, saying something stinks.'"
"I don't want this to ever, ever happen, to no one else's kid," Price said.
A spokesperson for Guilford County Schools says the situation is under investigation.
It's not clear if the teacher will face any discipline.
Price's daughter has been placed in a different classroom with a different teacher.