Who is Karla Lasiter?
Karla Lasiter is an Arkansas teacher who works for Crystal Hill Elementary School, which is located in North Little Rock. She is currently accused of making a Black kindergarten student unclog a toilet full of feces with his bare hands, according to a social media post by his grandmother.
The elementary school teacher was reportedly placed on administrative leave after she was caught making a 5-year-old student unclog a toilet with his hands,” according to KATV, which reported that the accident took place in the Pulaski County Special School District.
In 2018-2019, she was listed on the school’s list as making more than $57,000 a year.
How old is Karla Lasiter?
Karla Lasiter is in her late 30s. Lasiter helped incorporate a for-profit organization in the past but the charter was forfeited, state records show. Her mother’s obituary says that Lasiter is married to the man she incorporated the business with.
Karla Lasiter Crystal Hill Elementary School
Ashley Murry, the victim’s mother, told KATV that “his teacher at Crystal Hill Elementary School made him clean out a toilet with his hands because he had used too much toilet paper”, and that the teacher apologized and she had her son moved to a different class, according to Fox 26 News.
“I feel like she needs to be trained, suspended, or terminated or something because that’s unacceptable,” she said to the station.
“I want my son to be in a safe environment, a good environment.”
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The boy’s grandmother, Tami Murry, wrote a lengthy post on Facebook about the incident. She said that the little boy is in kindergarten.
She wrote in a Facebook post:
PSA…I have been struggling with this since yesterday!!!! As I was on my way to a meeting I got a phone call, it was my middle daughter…Mother I have something to tell you and you are going to get very upset…I said okay, tell me…She said Ashton’s(my grandson) teacher made him put his hand in the commode and clean out his feces and tissue because he stopped up the commode. I said WHAT!!!! I told her let me get off the phone, I had arrived at my destination and started calling the elementary school(Crystal Hill Elementary)and PCSSD school board. When I got out of my meeting I called seven on your side and emailed Fox 16. The Superintendent of PCSSD called me at 6 something yesterday evening!! I want this teacher to never ever do this to another black male student again!!! This child is 5 years old in kindergarten!!! He is a young black male and this was done to degrade him, belittle him, and it will cause him to have anxiety, he keeps telling everyone what happened!!! I am not stopping until this is handled properly!!! We have to protect our black males but decent and in order!!!!! This woman had the nerve to say she didn’t know why she did it after admitting to it!!!! Lord Jesus, help our teachers and allow only those with no hidden agendas and a love for children to become teachers…I don’t know if it’s racism or pure dislike for him, but something isn’t right!!!!! Please keep up with what is going on with your young children in the classroom…ask them questions daily!!!
Lasiter doesn’t have much of a social media presence, but she has been featured in various social posts over the years. A Facebook page was deleted
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The teacher lives in North Little Rock. According to KATV, the school district said in a statement that it is “actively investigating” the allegation.
Fox26 reported that a second mother said a similar thing happened to her daughter last fall under a different teacher. “Employees across the district work hard every day to create an environment where students feel safe and protected,” the statement said, according to the district.
However, it turns out that Lasiter was quoted in a September 2020 article by ABC7 that interviewed elementary school teachers about how students were adjusting to wearing masks. “I’m so used to just getting down on the floor, calling groups of kids down and mixing the kids up,” she said.
“They know there is a pandemic, and we’ve talked about if they don’t feel good it’s important to stay home,” she said.
In fact, the school district posted a picture of Lasiter with a plate over the back of her head in 2017, writing, “Kindergarten teacher Karla Lasiter celebrates Backwards Day at CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL during Reading Across America week! #RISEArkansas.”
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Her Instagram page, the profile of which shows her holding an electric guitar, is privatized.
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She does have a Pinterest page with boards like “classroom fun ideas.”