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Student smells like cat urine - possible meth lab?


trace66 Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
I work at a K-12 school and we have a student who smells like cat urine, STRONG. Could this be from living in a meth lab?
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imlostinky Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
What other signs do you see?
Does the child have cats? male cats not neutered?

Unkempt? Distracted ,nervous? Dirty nails?
Homework done ?
What all are you seeing?
Guene Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
The child could be a bed wetter too, I'm really not sure, I know when I was a kid there were kids that smelled mad because they would pee the bed and they wouldn't take a bath and there mom's didn't care either so they would come to school stinking. B

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Wolves

Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
Over the years I have had a number of BAD CATS that would pee on ANY clothes left anywhere. I don't always hang up the laundry when it has been washed and dryed, but lay it out flat. Once my husband grabbed a shirt from the pile. He kept smelling something BAD and low and behold IT WAS HIM - THE CAT HAD PEE'D ON IT.
imlostinky Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
Very true. That is why I asked about  non-neutered males.
But I have known female cats to mark as well.

If the child appears well cared for other than smell, then I would suggest a conference with the parents.
Having body odor makes for a very miserable childhood.

If the child does not appear cared for, homework not done, papers not being turned in, agendas not signed, things that just don't feel right, then make the call.
Neglect is abuse.

If there should be a lab in place, it will get found.
And even more good done for the child.
sickand
tired77
Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
It COULD be from living in a meth lab.

But I'm with the others...

Need more specifics on what else is going on.

IMO, if a child smells like pee (no matter what the reason), it's NEGLECT.

But if it's because of living in a meth lab... it's WORSE than neglect.

Either way-- something's definitely not right.
djmom11 Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
If there are other indications of abuse or neglect then you should do a referral to CPS. But if it is JUST cat pee smell, then I would do the conference with the parents and explain the situation.
chodbritt Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
just go and ask the kid if he has any pets or something...
the kid won't think anything of it.
Spase
monkey
Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
The kids I knew who lived where meth labs were often didnt goto school.. and they never really smelled like cat pee.

My guess is it isnt related to a meth lab.
Rubyy
2zday
Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
Trace, glad to hear you're looking out for kids' safety.
As others stated, there could be lots of reasons for the smell. I wouldn't call CPS about cat pee smell, but don't ignore the situation either. Talk to the school counselor, who's trained to help kids with all kinds of issues. The counselor can set up a meeting, get to know the kid, get a better picture of what's going on. It could be a hygiene issue, pets... who knows- maybe nothing to be concerned about, but there's no harm done in helping the kid make friends with the school counselor. We all need someone to talk to, whether our issues are dangerous or just normal kid-stuff.
draftmolly Re: Student smells like cat urine...possible meth lab?
QUOTE ***I work at a K-12 school and we have a student who smells like cat urine, STRONG. Could this be from living in a meth lab?***

Could this child be using meth? You didn't mention the age of the child and I do believe some start using at a very young age...

Sad to think about but needed to be said since no one else mentioned it.

See also:

What does meth smell like when it is smoked?

Living near a meth lab

Hazards of Meth Ingredients

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