School district suspends 8-year-old girl 24 days for 'smelling bad'

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 2 at 10:46 AM

(KMOV.com) -- An 8-year-old Tennessee girl has been sent home repeatedly from school for smelling bad, according to her local district.

The child has spent 24 school days at home, despite her mother’s assurance that the girl is clean.

The school district said Krystal Hensely’s daughter smells so bad that it is disruptive to other students and teachers. The school district said teachers and students complain they can’t focus on school.

The school has warned Hensely’s daughter since October about the problem and they said if corrective measures aren’t taken the suspensions will continue.

“She takes a bath every day,” said Hensely, “But they ask her when the last time she took a bath is and she don’t remember.”

Hensely said her daughter been to the doctor and it’s not a medical problem.

The Department of Children’s Services said there is no open case on the matter.
 

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