Pupils who were told to ‘pay’ to use school toilets wet themselves in class

Parents have been left outraged after it was revealed that pupils were wetting themselves in classrooms after being told they had to ‘pay’ to use the toilets.


by Fiona Day |
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A teacher at a school in Vancouver, Washington, attempted to use a ‘pay to potty’ policy in which children were awarded fake money for good behaviour which they could use towards priviliges, which reportedly included using the toilet.

Mechen Ortega’s daughter Lilliana ended up having an accident in the classroom after she couldn’t front the bill to use the bathroom.

She angrily told local news: ‘What kid is going to spend money to go to the bathroom?’

The teacher in question was 'charging' students to use the toilet
The teacher in question was 'charging' students to use the toilet

‘No child should have to pay to use the restroom. Are you kidding me? That's absolutely insane.’

The teacher in question has been suspended and an investigation has now been launched into the incident.

A spokesperson for the school district told local news: ‘We're never going to prevent a child who is in an emergency situation from going to the bathroom.’

‘We don't want the children to have accidents. We don't want the children to have health and safety issues and so that's part of that investigation is how the procedure is being done.’

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