In front of another student, two school employees reportedly told the boy to undress and take a shower, the parents allege.
When the boy objected to completely disrobing and taking a shower, the two forced him to remove his clothing and began “violently washing his body with a washcloth, scrubbing him over a large portion of his body, stuck cotton balls in his ears, all while ridiculing and harassing him about being ‘dirty,’” the Tilleys claimed.
The teacher and nurse allegedly threatened to scrub the child down in a shower if he came to school dirty again and forced him to apply deodorant.
The boy was told he and his backpack would be sprayed every morning so he didn’t smell, the complaint states.
The boy was visibly and severely distraught that night and, months after the incident, the boy was in therapy and was exhibiting “OCD-type behaviors,” such as taking numerous baths a day, constantly cleaning his ears and spraying himself with large amounts of cologne, his parents state, adding that he was traumatized by attending school and developed a fear of physically getting too close to people for fear they will say he is dirty or smells.