Is it legal for a teacher in a school to not allow a student to go to the bathroom during class?

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Is it legal for a teacher in a school to not allow a student to go to the bathroom during class?

Asked on February 15, 2012 under Accident Law, New York

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your question does not pertain to a question as to what is legal or illegal under state law. Rather, your question pertains to school rules, custom and practice. Typically, a teacher's refusal to allow a student to go to the bathroom when requested under certain circumstances could be a violation of state ethics with respect to the teacher as well as a violation of school rules.

The answer to your question is best answered under the rules and regulations of the school where the teacher refused the student to be excused to go to the restroom.


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