Second-Grade Girl Was ‘Forced to Urinate in Trash Can in Class’ While Classmates Taunted
A Las Vegas mother is outraged after her second-grade daughter was forced to urinate in a trash can inside her classroom where her classmates taunted her while the school was on lockdown.
According to reports, while the Ruth Fyfe Elementary School was on lockdown because of a reported suspicious person in the area, Shay Jones’ daughter had to go to the bathroom. Because teachers and students are required to stay in the classroom during a lockdown, the teacher ordered the girl to use the classroom trash can to urinate.
Jones says “you do not, I repeat, do not put a child on a nasty school trash can with a hand napkin, cover her with a partition, put on music so the other students can’t hear. You just don’t do that.”
The Clark County School District replied to media inquiries with a written statement, saying “lockdown procedures in the district are utilized in emergency situations or when there is a perceived threat to safety.
“During a lockdown, staff and students are told not to leave their work or classrooms for safety reasons. The district will look into this situation to determine if additional staff training is needed to prepare for future situations.”
Jones says “I contacted the school. I got nothing. Not even an apology.”
Jones worries that her daughter is “traumatized after the incident” and “worries about her mental health should other students continue to make fun of her.”
When asked if there was any way this could have been avoided, the school district said “Ruth Fyfe Elementary School is an outdoor school and there is no way for this student to access a restroom without exiting the safety of the locked-down building.”