A California mom claims that her son was forced to urinate in front of his whole class after his teacher wouldn’t let him go to the bathroom.
Sonia Mongol’s son is just 8 years old. He attends school at Manhattan Place Elementary School in Los Angeles. In November, the boy desperately had to use the bathroom. But when he asked his teacher, she said no and instead made him pee in a trash can at the front of the classroom. Then, because he got some urine on his clothing, she forced him to wear black garbage bags for the rest of the day.
“Our child did not deserve this,” Sonia told reporters on Thursday. “No child deserves to be treated this way. We are outraged.”
She took photos of her son in the garbage bags when he got home from school.
“Why would you make a child expose himself in front of the classroom and then put a garbage bag over him when he came to you for help?” Sonia said. “Why would you treat a child that way? He’s a kid.”
The mom plans to pursue a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District. A representative for the district told InsideEdition.com that they “are alarmed by reports of the events that occurred at Manhattan Place Elementary School.”
They’re currently conducting an investigation, after which they plan to take “appropriate corrective action.”