Tennessee Girl Suspended from School for "Foul Odor"

Published 04/03 2013 10:45AM

Updated 04/03 2013 10:58AM

An eight-year-old Tennessee girl has been sent home from school 24 times this school year because of what her mother describes as her foul odor.

The second-grader's mother, Krystal Hensley, told WJHL.com that officials at the unidentified Washington County school continue to send her daughter home despite attempts to correct the problem.

"She's been to the doctor and it's not a medical problem. They send her home at least once a month. You go to school to learn, not to be sent home," Hensley told the station.

Other students and teachers at the school have complained of the smell, saying they are unable to focus on school activities, according to a suspension notice Hensley provided to WJHL.com.

The school has warned that the suspensions will continue if "corrective measures" are not taken, according to the report.

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