A Los Angeles mother, Sonia Mongol, hosted a news conference on Tuesday to call attention to the injustice suffered by her son in Manhattan Place Elementary School, South L.A.
Mongol told the press about how her son was denied permission to use the bathroom by his teacher. He was consequently ordered to sit in his urine-drenched clothing and wear trash bags to cover his clothing. This incident occurred in November 2018.
According to her, the teacher had told her son to urinate in a trash can in full view of the rest of his class. An employee at the school also gave him trash bags to cover his wet clothes. Mongol said the incident had repeated itself this week again as her son was denied a visit to the bathroom when he needed to go. She said he was given permission this time but the door to his classroom was locked.
She proposed that the bathroom laws be looked into and amended. According to her, children should be allowed to go to the bathroom when they needed to as no child deserves to be treated the way her son was treated.
In the wake of the events, the L.A. School District has issued a statement saying it does not take such matters of student safety and well-being lightly. The District also assured the press that investigations are currently ongoing even though it couldn’t give any further details for privacy sake.
The employee that gave Mongol’s son trash bags to wear has already stopped working at Manhattan Place Elementary School.