“Why Would You Treat A Child That Way?” Mother Is Furious After Her Son Was Forced To Urinate In Class Bin Because His Teacher Denied Him Permission To Go To The Bathroom
March 18, 2019 11:37 By Mambee
According to the Child Welfare League of America, approximately 4.1 million allegations of child abuse and neglect, representing 7.4 million children, were made to child protective services agencies in 2016.
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Unfortunately, most of these children aren’t saved from such horrendous plight because many people fail to recognize the signs of child abuse.
Here are warning signs that point to abuse
1. Physical abuse: the appearance of suspicious wounds, aggressive behavior, inability to explain the cause of injuries, fear of going to school or home, suspicious fractures.
2. Sexual abuse: pain or itching in the genital area, being uncomfortable about undressing in front of peers, lower engagement in school activities, depression.
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3. Neglect: unkempt appearance, frequent hunger bouts at school, clinginess, fatigue, and theft.
A mother of an 8-year-old boy, Mongol, has reached out to the officials of her son’s school, Manhattan Place Elementary School, in Los Angeles.
The angered mother said that her son was allegedly forced to remain seated in his urine-soaked clothes and wear two plastic bags after being denied permission to go to the bathroom.
According to Mongol, her boy, who could no longer hold his pee in class was told to urinate in the wastebasket at the front of the class and expose himself in front of his classmates. After that, he was given trash bags to cover his clothes.
Mongol was joined by other supporters and a former L.A. teacher at a news conference where she called on the school’s officials to clarify what had happened that day.
Protesters went to the school to demand a change, but the door to the office was locked. Also, the school principal failed to respond to the allegations, so Mongol is reporting the situation to the school board for further review.
A retired teacher, Latricia Mitchell, commented on the incident saying that, although a teacher has the right to deny a kid’s request to go to the toilet, there are some exceptions. She explained that after a child asks for permission more than two times, then something must be wrong.
Also, officials of the Los Angeles Unified School District responded to the occurrence with a statement that read:
“Los Angeles Unified takes all matters concerning the safety and well-being of our students very seriously. Upon learning about this allegation, law enforcement was notified immediately, and the District is fully cooperating in the investigation.”
Mongol revealed that her boy has consistently been bullied by his schoolmates and other teachers have subsequently denied him use of the restroom. Why would anyone treat a child this way?
How to properly report child abuse
It is advised that, if you witness or suspect that a child is being abused, you report it to the appropriate authorities in your locality. Many states have a toll-free number to call to report alleged child abuse or neglect.
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For those leaving in the USA and Canada, the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline serves this purpose.
Child abuse is not a personal problem, but a social issue that needs intervention. Your report can save a child’s life: Speak up today!