It’s not just for trash anymore

What is it with teachers and peeing? First there was what became a national argument in Norway when a teacher wanted boys to sit to pee. Now this. What if a kid had to do more than pee? And wait until you see what the admin thinks the kids should have done. This is unreal!

Students literally go to the can during school lockdown drill

The same Charlestowne Academy teacher reprimanded last year for putting a cardboard box around a student as punishment has caused a stir again for allowing students to use a classroom trash can as a toilet.

Philip Frandino gave permission for a total of five male and female fifth-grade students to use a trash can to relieve themselves during a lockdown drill Tuesday that was meant to simulate an intruder entering the school building. All classroom doors were locked, and no one was allowed to leave their classrooms during the drill that lasted less than an hour.

Frandino called the school’s main office and told them he had students who needed to use the restroom, said Associate Superintendent Patricia Yandle. It’s not clear what he was told to do, but Yandle said he was not directed to have students use the classroom trash can.

Students were not allowed to watch their classmates, and the teacher and other students stood on the opposite side of the classroom and turned their backs while three others stood closer and held up jackets to further shield students from view, Yandle said. She wasn’t sure whether the classroom had windows.

“It’s not acceptable,” she said.

The district has not formally reprimanded the teacher, who was not at school Thursday, because questions remain about what happened, Yandle said.

If it had been an actual lockdown with an intruder in the school and students needed to go to the restroom, Yandle said she would err on the side of encouraging student to think about something other than a bathroom and find ways to occupy their minds.

  1. Cognito says:

    Surely a lockdown is a lockdown! What else was there the kids could use?

  2. Mr. Fusion says:

    I’m with the teacher on this one. This was a drill and the students were not allowed to leave their classrooms. Using the trash can, while not the first choice, was still better then soiling one’s clothes.

  3. rctaylor says:

    I really don’t know about this situation, but having been a teacher many moons ago, I can tell you a teacher can catch Hell for students roaming the halls. Let’s get real, a lot of kids just wants out of class. You want to leave the student with a bit of dignity, but you’re responsible for him. If you don’t think the average 16 year old will pull every trick in the book to dodge school work you need to talk to more teachers.

  4. Andy says:

    What would they suggest the kids do? Lets seem them locked in a room needing to pee When you have to go, you have to go.

  5. bradt says:

    rctaylor :
    If you like the teacher, even if you do not like the subject, you will respect them and do as they ask. At least that’s how it is in Texas.

    I’m also with the teacher, when you got to go, you got to go.

  6. Kendall Brookfeld says:

    I guess most kids realize by the third grade that public schools are havens for mindless boobs. Where else would most teachers find employment? FEMA? The Oval Office?

  7. Trimble Epic says:

    The lockdown lasted less than an HOUR?

    and no less than FIVE kids couldn’t hold it?

    Did they know how long the drill would last? Did at least the teacher know how long it would last? How long were the kids in class before the lockdown began?

  8. RBG says:

    It’s all just a misunderstanding. The kid was told he could go to the can. Sorry.


  9. joshua says:

    #7….do you have kids??? Have you ever known a kid to go when prompted, and then the minute your on the road or locked down in this case they all have to pee again? Just the excitment of the lock down drill will cause extra pee genes to grow.
    I don’t have kids, I’ve got nephews, and it never fails, as soon as no bathroom is available…they all need to go pee.

  10. tallwookie says:

    some people just should be teachers

  11. Angel H. Wong says:

    They were being taught how to behave at a football stadium.


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