No Punishment for Wash. Teacher Who Denied Bathroom Breaks



After officials said a Washington teacher would not be disciplined for withholding potty breaks for third-graders, parents of some of the students say they'll pull their kids from the school.

The Columbian reports that the incidents occurred on May 15, when two girls said they wet their pants after their teacher refused to let them use the restroom during class. It turns out that the teacher, at Mill Plain elementary School in Vancouver, Wash., has a rewards system where students earn and use play money for bathroom breaks.

The Columbian reports that a school district investigation indicated the teacher's "reward" system was in response to "numerous class interruptions, with students leaving to use the restroom."

Meanwhile, the mother of one of the girls said the least the school could have done would have been to call her and ask her to bring a change of clothes for her daughter.

“How can you return a child to a school where she’s being humiliated and degraded?” asked the parent.

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