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6-year-old forced to ride bus in soiled shirt, underwear

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PALM COAST, FL (CBS) -

A family wants answers from an elementary school in Florida after their 6-year-old daughter was forced to ride the bus home from school with nothing but a soiled shirt and some underwear.

It started at Bellterre Elementary School in Palm Coast, FL.

“My kid don't want to go to school, my kid don't want to ride the bus,” said Raymond McCurdy, the child’s father.

Raymond McCurdy said his daughter got off of the bus crying and holding a bag of soiled clothes.

“I was upset,” he said. “I was mad. What happens if my kid would have gotten touched by somebody?"

He said the incident happened during class. His daughter raised her hand to use the restroom, but the teacher allegedly ignored her until it was too late.

“She has medical issues and when she has to go, she has to go,” Raymond McCurdy said.

He said his daughter has had accidents in the past but always came home fully clothed. He said the school never called or asked if he could come pick her up.

Raymond McCurdy said he immediately went to the school and spoke with the assistant principal.

“[I asked] her why my daughter was sent home in just panties and a t-shirt,” he said. “She begins to tell me ‘we thought she had a long enough shirt to be able to put her on the school bus and send her home.’"

He said he’s outraged by that response and wants something to be done so another child doesn’t go home feeling humiliated and disrespected.

“This school is where we're supposed to trust our kids,” Raymond McCurdy said. “You have our children. If I can't trust the school, who can I trust?"

Raymond McCurdy said the school board called him this week and it said it would be investigating.

The school district said it was aware of the incident and would also investigate.

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