Can a high school teacher legally keep you from using the restroom? I have had this problem with teachers for a few years now, especially in high school. I simply ask, may i go to the restroom? And they say no. I say its an emergency and they say "i just said no didnt I?" this sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen to me....
Without knowing more I cannot comment. There is ususally a safety reason for the teacher doing this, or a district policy - but, there is not enough information for to give an opinion.
Here is what the school will say: there are ample opportunities for students to use the restroom scheduled throughout the day. For those who can verify enhanced needs based on medical circumstances, special accommodations can and will be made. Restroom use during scheduled opportunities must be the responsibility of students in order to enable orderly control of large numbers of students, to productively use time and resources in the classroom, and to provide adequate security in the restrooms during periods of anticipated use.
Still sound like a lawsuit? (Hint: not one that is more likely than not to succeed.)
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