A second grade teacher's restroom policy is coming under scrutiny this week after a mother claimed her 7-year-old son wet his pants in class when he wasn't allowed to use the bathroom on Thursday.
The teacher at J.O. Davis Elementary in Irving, Texas, charged two "Boyd Bucks" for bathroom visits taken outside the three scheduled breaks, according to KXAS-TV. Students earn the Boyd Bucks for good behavior.
Mother Sonja Cross told the television station that her son had to pee but didn't have any Boyd Bucks.
"He tried to hold it as much as he could, but he just couldn’t," Cross said. "He came home from school, and he was crying and really upset."
Despite Cross' complaint, the teacher isn't facing any disciplinary action. However, Irving school district spokesman Billy Rudolph told KXAS-TV that restroom breaks will no longer be part of the reward program.
Withholding or charging for unscheduled bathroom breaks has been (an often controversial) strategy of other schools.
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