A court in the United States made a decision of paying compensation to one student from California in the amount of $1.3 million. The reason: She was forced to urinate in a bucket after she was denied a toilet break during classes. A Superior Court of California has made a decision regarding the lawsuit that was launched for the case from 2012, when 14-year-old student is not allowed to go to the bathroom.
On this basis, was initiated a lawsuit against the local government and staff in this school, and a court has ruled to pay compensation of $1.25 million.
The Patrick Henry High School student, now 19, said her teacher Gonja Wolf had rejected her request to go to the bathroom, according to the lawsuit.
Her request came during a 25-minute advisory class, in which Ms Wolf believed bathroom breaks were not permitted, lawyers said.
Ms Wolf instead directed the student to use a supply room closet next to the classroom, where she could urinate in a bucket and empty it in a sink.
The student was forced to transfer schools twice over bullying and still goes to therapy to work through the post-traumatic stress over the incident, the student’s attorney said.
As well as $1.25m, the jury awarded the girl $41,000 to cover medical expenses.