Teacher Resigns After Sending Home 5-Year-Old Special Needs Student With Bag of Human Feces

Elementary school teacher Sue Graham in Yakima, Washington has resigned after being reprimanded for sending a bag of human feces home with a five-year-old student from her special education class. She sent home the feces with a sticky note reading “This little turd was found on the floor in my room.” Her husband, Ron Graham, also resigned.

Sue Graham had been a teacher for 31 years.

The father reported the incident and admitted that he was called to the classroom a couple of times to help the boy clean up after himself after using the restroom. However, he said that his son had never had an accident in class.

Personally, I have never had occasion in my teaching career to send human waste home with a student. I do recall while at the University of Chicago, one of my teachers was at a loss to tell one of my friends how bad his Spanish language skills were. When my friend opened up the envelope with his final paper, he found a rotten piece of broccoli stapled to the corner with a note saying “I was at a loss to explain how bad your language skills are until, while walking to campus this morning, I saw this rotten piece of broccoli in the gutter outside of a restaurant. I immediately thought, ‘That is how bad his language skills are!'” It is not quite a bag of human waste, but close.

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30 thoughts on “Teacher Resigns After Sending Home 5-Year-Old Special Needs Student With Bag of Human Feces”

  1. bdaman:

    why isnt it POSMENAUT. I’m a little posmenaut short and staut, here is my attitude watch me spaut.

    where are you posting on AGW? I see you have been bloggie trained. I am missing the updates. Just point and I will click.

  2. Mike if it’s any consolation I shittin in my pants right now.

    There’s a little brown spot in my underwear today.

    The same brown spot that was there yesterday.

    I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
    With the world turning circles running ’round my brain
    I guess I’m always hoping that you’ll end this reign
    But it’s my destiny to be the king of pain

  3. In second grade I begged my teacher to let me go to the bathroom, she refused and I defecated in my pants.

    I guess that was a pretty shitty day.

  4. Canadian Eh!
    Thank you, I know I was blessed. My father also went to my high School when I was slapped by a Spanish Teacher and had him publicly apologize to me. By the way if I screwed up, my parents would take issue with me. I miss them still dearly even though they’ve been gone for 47 years now.

  5. Mike…….
    For a parent to take a teacher to task 58 years ago was a big deal indeed. Despite the humiliation you, unfortunately, experienced you also learned an important lesson from your dad that day. one which Be grateful for great parents!

  6. In second grade I begged my teacher to let me go to the bathroom, she refused and I defecated in my pants. I was so embarrassed I got up despite her orders not to and ran out of school and ran home. The next day my father went to school and got the teacher to apologize. Fifty Eight years later the memory of that incident stays with me and I can see it clearly in my mind’s eye and feel the embarrassment. This story affects me personally and after her 31 years I can only wonder how many kids this poor excuse for a teacher screwed.

  7. Please forgive me for barging in with some O/T – hot off the presses.

    General Medical Council finds Andrew Wakefield, who linked MMR with autism, failed in duties as responsible consultant

    Dr Andrew Wakefield, the expert at the centre of the MMR controversy, “failed in his duties as a responsible consultant” and showed a “callous disregard” for the suffering of children involved in his research, the General Medical Council (GMC) has ruled.


    Autism, Vaccines, and The Oprah Effect

    Jenny McCarty Body Count – health statistics

    Another vacc skeptic? TV doc Mehmet Oz. Not to mention the whole stable of “health” bloggers at the Huffington Post

    This doctor helped manufacture a controversy that churned on year after year despite no evidence for his claims. He was helped along by quacks, frauds, and celebrities with no critical thinking skills. The Oprah Winfrey Show, with its enormous budget, could have hired or consulted with all the top scientists in the world, and instead let a former Playboy Model lead the dialogue. After her promotion of Sedona sweat lodge guru James Arthur Ray, she owes the world a sincere apology.

  8. As the mother of a child with special needs, an educated and practicing behavioural therapist, and a human being, I find this story absolutely appalling! This woman should never have had the opportunity to resign, she should have been fired on the spot and charged with child neglect, for that is what this act is. While I can personally atest to the ignorance of many teachers when it comes to special needs kids, I have never experienced or heard of such cruelty. The fact that this woman was not just a teacher, but a special education teacher makes her actions even more deplorable. More so than regular teachers, she should be even more tolerant of and more trained to manage inappropriate behaviours in an effective manner.
    My hope for this woman is that she finds herself in her senior years residing at a nursing home under the ” care ” of staff who are tired of changing her ” Depends “.

  9. Eniobob it’s a shame that some individuals have loss all sense of humor. They say laughing and smiling creates a healthy life. I wish some people could learn from the POSMeNATT’S.


  10. “one of my teachers was at a loss to tell one of my friends how bad his Spanish language skills were. When my friend opened up the envelope with his final paper, he found a rotten piece of broccoli stapled to the corner”

    I had a friend in college, an electrical engineer, who told me that after one particularly nasty test the professor handed out Wal-Mart applications with the graded tests. I think I would rather have the rotten broccoli.

  11. Another example of a bullying teacher seeking to shame students. Kids learn by example. Are they ever going to provide this fact at those places they call “teaching colleges”?

    She’s been teaching for 31 years? Thanks to that mighty tenure wall of protection, how many victims lay in her wake?

  12. The world seems to be full of blithering idiots. This woman should move to South Carolina and find peace.

  13. The use of feces for humor is an indicator of the shame and self-loathing and individual has. The repetition of that humor over many posts merely evinces the pathology of their problem.

  14. Bdaman:

    “Humor is a rubber sword – it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
    Mary Hirsch “

  15. You have got to be shittin me. How can this teacher not be charged with a crime. The health department should be involved.
    How shitty can one be.

    Must be a family member of Jack.

    Many people are at a loss for a response when someone says, “You don’t know Jack Schitt.” Now you can intellectually handle the situation.

    Jack is the only son of Awe Schitt and O. Schitt. Awe Schitt, the fertilizer magnate, married O. Schitt, a partner of Kneedeep &. Schitt Inc. In turn, Jack Schitt married Noe Schitt, and the deeply religious couple produced 6 children: Holie Schitt, Fulla Schitt, Giva Schitt, Bull Schitt, and the twins: Deep Schitt and Dip Schitt.

    Against her parents’ objections, Deep Schitt married Dumb Schitt, a high school drop out. After being married 15 years, Jack and Noe Schitt divorced.

    Noe Schitt later married Mr. Sherlock, and because her kids were living with them she wanted to keep her previous name. She was known as Noe Schitt-Sherlock.

    Dip Schitt married Loda Schitt and they produced a nervous son, Chicken Schitt. Fulla Schitt and Giva Schitt were inseparable throughout childhood and subsequently married the Happens brothers in a dual ceremony.

    The wedding announcement in the newspaper announced the Schitt-Happens wedding.

    The Schitt-Happens children were Dawg, Byrd, and Hoarse. Bull Schitt, the prodigal son, left home to tour the world. He recently returned from Italy with his new bride, Piza Schitt.

    So now if someone says, “You don’t know Jack Schitt”, you can correct them. Not only do you know Jack, you know his whole family!

  16. “Sue Graham had been a teacher for 31 years.”

    The kindest thing that can be said is that it was past time and better for her and her students for her to move on, either at her own initiative or the schools. Her actions were appalling. Thank Ghod it was just a piece of broccoli that caught your teacher friends eye Professor, burn-out can occur at all ages. These stories are too sad for me to even post a funny vid in response to.

  17. Resigns means she keeps her retirement. How many others have just shrugged it off?

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