Principal regrets making students view excrement

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado Springs elementary school principal has apologized for making students look inside a bag of human feces and urine.

Peyton Elementary Principal Michael Auclaire said he wanted to make a point to the students because someone had been leaving human waste on the floor and toilet seats in a girl's lavatory.

Some parents complained Auclaire's actions were inappropriate and created a health risk.

Auclaire said he has apologized in person to the students and by letter to their parents. He said he realized it was "not the best thing to do."

Auclaire said the students were given janitorial gloves to wear before holding the bag and were told to wash their hands afterward.

The incident took place Monday and Auclaire apologized Tuesday.


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