A teacher has sparked outrage after she wrote to parents requesting they wash their 'smelly' and 'unkept' children before sending them into pre-school each day - because she was struggling to touch or be close to them.
In a handwritten then photocopied letter sent to mums and dads of children at the New York BUILD Academy pre-school, the teacher wrote:
"Several children aged 3-4 are coming to school (sometimes daily) with soiled, stained, or dirty clothes. Some give off unpleasant smells and some appear unclean and unkept (sic).
"It is a health and safety concern. It also makes it difficult for me to be close to them or even want to touch them. Enough said."
Outraged parents at the Buffalo district school have said the teacher should have shown more compassion in an area where almost 30Slideshow-84822%