Teacher Arrested for Making Child Unclog Toilet with Bare Hands

Jennifer Forshey

Jennifer Forshey

By: Sharon Aron Baron

A teacher at Broward Community Charter School in Coral Springs has been charged with battery after making a child clean a clogged urinal with his hands without proper safety equipment.

On February 11, a 10 year old child provided a sworn statement that 58 year old Jennifer King Forshey of Hollywood, FL accused him of clogging the drain of a urinal in the boys bathroom at school.

According to this statement, Forshey then ordered the victim to go into the boys bathroom and use this hands to remove all the paper towel products out of the drain of the urinal. Victim held a paper towel in his hand while grabbing the paper products out of the drain of the urinal but the paper and urinal were wet enough to seep through the paper towel that was in the urinal. The bathroom also had no soap in it. According to the police report, at no time did Forshey provide victim with safety equipment prior to him reaching in the urinal or cleansing materials after he was exposed to urine. Victim further stated that the urine was not his and it was unknown who expelled the urine.

A sworn statement was taken from witness Marlin Sibler, another teacher who witnessed Forshey instruct victim to remove the paper product from the urinal and did not provide him with safety equipment.

The Dean of the school, Edward Perry, Jr., told police that the child had come to his office looking for soap because his hands smelled of urine. The child sought out the dean because when Silber was made aware that there was no soap in the bathroom, she told him to just put his hands under running water.

Today, Forshey told police that she directed the child to go into the bathroom and clean the paper towels out of the urinal. She also stated that she knew the paper towels in the urinal were wet prior to sending him to clean them out. She said that she did not provide him safety equipment to prevent his exposure to the urine and did not give him advice on how to safely clean out the urinal. She only thinks what she did was wrong because she’s in trouble for it.

Forshey was arrested and charged with battery on a child.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • J

    She was arrested over this…..? Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.

  • Marblemania

    Oh those charters schools…look what you get for your privatized education.

  • Ginger

    So, why didn’t the other teacher step in when she heard Ms. Forshey instruct the child to clear the clog?

    • Paul

      Didnt realize it was a big deal

  • MK

    I used to work at this school. Ms. Forshey is a good person. I was not there and can’t speak of what occurred. But I can say she is a good person and it is sad to see her dragged through the mud like this.

    • guyoxim

      Seriously?? I hope you’ve gotten out of the education business. You and those like you are what’s wrong with our schools.

    • RockDad Rice

      She’s a nice lady, but a dumb arse.

  • Jul

    Well, what she did was disgusting and absurd, this child shouldn’t have been forced to clean the urinal at all. It’s unfortunate however, that this woman will have a criminal record for battery – it’s a little harsh and will impede her chances at gainful employment not only in schools but anywhere else. Do we really need another person on welfare?

  • Dave

    I can not even believe this is happening to her. I used to work at the school as well and can say she is one of the most professional educators I have ever met. I do know that the 10 year old was a NEW student who just joined the school 2 weeks ago (nearing the end of an entire school year) and one week prior to this whole mess. He was obviously expelled from another school before he attended Broward Community Charter School. They enroll anybody. I can care less about the school itself but this woman is a good person. Ever think that the child, was the one who had issues?

    According to other students whom I know, Marlin, clogged the urinal with ‘balled up’ paper towels and then urinated all over them, thinking it was funny and that he’d set the tone for other students to know who he was; ‘The Badass’, so his teacher sent him back to clean up HIS OWN mess. Trying to show him that he can’t just walk up into the school and think he can behave which ever way he chooses. Treat the school like your second home. That’s all. Of course, he did not like being disciplined so he ran home to his mother and made up some kind of imaginary story and blew it out of proportion. Sounds to me it’s more of a cry for help, than Battery..?? Maybe things aren’t going so well at home, so he takes his frustration out at school. (Damaging the property)

    I honestly don’t understand what she did wrong either, because the media does the same thing. Runs, get their juicy story, adds some false statements and makes their entire story look like something it is not, just to entertain the public. This is completely ridiculous and uncalled for. This is Her life we’re talking about here! If this is what has become of society.. I give up. I know one thing though, she is innocent. Great job Media/Police, instead of going after the real criminals, you all have a field day humiliating this innocent good woman who devoted her life to teach and make a difference in front of the entire school. Showing your true colors…

    The kid is not as innocent as the media makes him out to be, just keep that in mind people….

    • Froggage

      Wow, this post is absurd. The student MUST have been expelled because families never relocate near the end of a school year, plus the kid’s black, so clearly he’s a born troublemaker, right? Media’s not the only one “showing their true colors.”

  • Mr David

    Arrested..?? I used to work at the school as well and can say she is one of the most professional educators I have ever met. She is a good person. Ever think that the child, was the one who had issues? Abuse and Neglect at home, Struggling to be understood, New environment etc.? According to other students I know, Marlin, DID clog the urinal himself with ‘balled up’ paper towels and then urinated all over them, thinking it was funny, so his teacher sent him back to clean up HIS OWN mess. Trying to teach him that he can’t just walk up into the school and think he can behave which ever way he chooses. Clean up after yourself. That’s all. Of course, he did not like being disciplined so he ran home to his mother and made up some kind of imaginary story and blew it out of proportion. Sounds to me it’s more of a cry for help from the child. Maybe things aren’t going so well at home for him, so he takes his frustration out at school. (Damaging the property) I honestly don’t understand what she did wrong. This is completely ridiculous and uncalled for. This is Her life we’re talking about here! If this is what has become of society.. I give up.

    Great job Media/Police, instead of going after the real criminals, you all have a field day humiliating this innocent good woman who devoted her life to teach and make a difference, in front of the entire school. Showing your true colors…

    • kuvasz

      How the hell can anyone say that women is a professional educator who demands that 10 year old kid clean a dirty urinal with his bare hands? Where were you brought up, a pig sty?

  • Suckularlieberals

    boy, lot’s of high brow public school edumacators on this site!

  • Anne Charles Siperek

    she should have just reported the clogged drain and who she thought did it, directly to the school principle. She took too much upon herself. The kid may of done it, kids can certainly be sneaky little brats, we all know that. BUT – never, should the child have been made to clean up the clogged drain without gloves, soap, etcetera. Now this woman is going to end what sounds like a respected position. And also with a criminal record. That’s a shame. We need teachers down here in Florida. No – we don’t want bad ones.

  • RockDad Rice

    Old arse school marm … Too fat and lazy to be teaching 10 yr olds.

    • Paul

      Why dont u teach them then, you are so much better.

  • Z Rock

    Jennifer Forshey was my childs teacher a few years ago and she is a sociopath and passive aggressive it was only a matter of time before the law caught up with her crazy ass. I removed my children not only from her class but the entire school. The staff and principal Mr Drag at the time cover up the poor behavior of these teachers. They tell the children to shut up and Jennifer Forshey threatens the kids and talks crazy and when the parents complain she pretends to be an innocent sweet lady. She is a liar and mentally disturbed she needs to be permanently removed from the educational system and be out into a mental institution. Its unfortunate that we as parents have to compromise our children’s innocence to this type of trash in a classroom, thanks to J Forshey I now homeschool my children, Florida schools have failed and continue to fail and with “teachers” like her your kids don’t have a chance..I would never recommend this school to my worst enemy.. This entire school and its staff needs to be investigated, a lot goes on thats covered up..Parents Beware of Broward Community Charter West, don’t let the Heron Bay location fool you…

    • Paul

      Ever think its the school. There are plenty of good educators out there. Sending your kid to that school is bad on your part.

  • Paul

    The kid is clogging up the toliets, and caught by other students. The kid should be responsible for foolish behavior. Instead his parent is teaching him that its always somebodys fault except the teacher. I know jen, shes a great teacher, she made a mistake. Doesnt mean she should be arrested. Nice parenting your child will be a thug now.

    • Froggage

      Where are you getting these “facts”? Because this is not what the article says happened, so unless you are out there with Dave pestering elementary school kids, I don’t know how you can claim to know what “really” happened. She accused him of clogging the urinal, but the article doesn’t say why or how she came to that conclusion, and we all know that she didn’t see him do it with her own eyes, because she better not have been in the boys bathroom.

  • paul

    I have my child in that school and plan to put him in different school cause something similar happened to my child all the staffs in that school are terrible starts from the principal the teacher should go back to prison for at least 5 years

  • suzannecarlson

    Let’s recall: HE CLOGGED THE TOILET in the first place.