Teacher Sued for Ordering Girl to Pee in Bucket
Student, 14, says it was done to shame her
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 14, 2012 2:11 PM CDT
A 14-year-old says her teacher made her pee in a bucket.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A 14-year-old San Diego girl has filed a $25,000 lawsuit against a teacher she says ordered her to pee in a bucket within earshot of her classmates. The alleged incident occurred Feb. 22, when the student asked to be excused to use the bathroom. She says teacher Gonja Wolf instead took her to a small room and told her to pee in a bucket and then empty it into the sink.

The student says she had to go so badly that she complied. She believes Wolf gave these "humiliating instructions" loud enough for the class to hear in order to make an example of her—within days, the entire campus knew of the incident, which caused her "emotional distress," the lawsuit claims. The school has put the teacher on paid leave while it investigates the incident, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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coexzist
Mar 15, 2012 4:49 AM CDT
25grand isn't enough... I would want the teachers job and more money, that is entirely inappropriate for a teacher to try to pull that off... being an ass and hitting your kids doesnt make them tough, it makes them hate you forever... negative reinforcement creates hatred people... and is often unfair treatment. and unsanitary...
backpath2
Mar 14, 2012 6:17 PM CDT
Sad to say, but the educational system seems to attract more than its share of kooks, cranks, misfits, and the maladjusted. With many of them unionized, its all but impossible to get rid of them. All this makes the option of home schooling ever more attractive.
AustinFound
Mar 14, 2012 6:01 PM CDT
I remember when I was in sixth grade a teacher threw her clipboard at a student and the girl was bleeding everywhere and had to get 10 stitches. That's right Ms. Philips, I remember you.