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Mother of 5th Grader Says Boy Cleaned Toilets In School Detention

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One Maryland mother is furious after learning her 5th grade son was forced to clean during an after school detention.

Henry Hawkins is a 5th grader at Longfields Elementary School in Forestville, MD.

The boy says he got into an argument with a classmate, and his mother says she received a dentition notice for the boy.

"He asked, mommy, do you like to clean toilets?," Neshanna Turner said.

Turner says a photo taken shows the boy scrubbing a desk during the detention. The boy says he also had to clean toilets, push a cart around and put chairs on desks in classrooms.

Turner says she is enraged by the whole situation.

Even worse, Turner says that the boy suffers from asthma. The 5th grader even had to stay home from school on Thursday because he was not feeling well.

"If you want to give them detention, that's fine," Turner said, "Have them come in, sit down, do their homework, give them an essay or a writing assignment."

The school released the following statement on the situation:

"Although "In-School Work Detail" is an appropriate disciplinary response, the response must match a student's infraction. In addition, the appropriateness of any disciplinary action taken is always subject to internal review and/or may be appealed."

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