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Father: Boys put woodchips in 6-year-old's underwear

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A little girl was bullied and harassed by boys on a school playground. An upset father says those boys opened his daughter's pants and put wood chips in her underwear. The father says to make matters worse the school has not done anything about it.

The parents of that 6-year-old girl, whose name we're withholding, say this is the first incident they know of but they're afraid it won't be the last.

Cirildo Rodriguez says on Friday when his daughter came home from Webb Primary School in north Austin, her mother was helping her change out of her school uniform and noticed pieces wood in her underwear.

The little girl told her that two boys had pulled her pants open put wood chips from the playground down her pants.

The 6-year old told her parents she did not say anything to her teachers because she was scared.

Rodriguez says when he and his wife contacted the school nothing was done to the boys. In fact, he says they remain in the same class as his daughter.

So they contacted the police, who told them because the boys are so young criminal charges can't be filed.

Rodriguez says he wants the school to address what happened and discipline the boys.

"They're kids, but a message needs to be sent to them and their parents. We talk to our kids and we need to let them know that it's not all right. that's all I really wanted was someone to assure me that someone was going to talk to these kids from now on that it's not right to violate somebody's privacy that way," Rodriguez said.

Austin ISD won't comment about the case. So FOX 7 went to an expert from The Center for Child Protection who says it's important for parents to talk to their kids at a young age about physical boundaries.

"As children grow older into toddlerhood and beyond it's really important for parents to talk about the importance of physical boundaries with others...what's ok touch, what's not ok touch. That will really help children be able to figure out when it is time to go tell mom and dad something happened, something felt uncomfortable," said Barbara Jefferson, with the Center for Child Protection.

Rodriguez says he's pulling his daughter out of the school until those boys are moved to a different class.

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