Sheriff Makes Big Stink Over School Punishment

From Times Wire Reports

One youngster at a community for troubled children says he benefited from being made to shovel cow manure in a punishment community leaders nicknamed "school appreciation day."

But Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish in La Belle, Mo., calls it child abuse, saying kids at the Heartland Christian school and community were forced to stand in filth for up to two hours.

Parrish has filed felony abuse charges against five workers at the tax-exempt religious community, founded by insurance executive and spiritual leader Charles N. Sharpe.

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