Twitter is outraged once again. This time, it's over a teacher restricting the amount of time students ask for hall passes to use the restroom, visit the nurse, or get water.
A parent of a student in the 8th grade at The Aspire School district set off a massive controversy when she posted a note her middle school child had to sign. In the note the teacher lets the teenagers know that they will only be able to use hall passes twice a month for going to the nurse, getting water, or using the restroom.
In the note, the teacher jokingly acknowledges she is "petty" but that the rule will still stand.
Your child comes home and shows you this note her teacher had her sign at school. What’s your reaction? https://t.co/x6hG3HepZJ— I changed my avi dont freak out🌻 (@I changed my avi dont freak out🌻)1535609201.0
Hall Pass Limiting Bathroom/Nurse Visits To Twice A Month Under Investigation
The Aspire School district is investigating claims that a teacher is limiting the number of times a student can leave class for things like bathroom or nurse visits.
Parents and Twitter users were all kinds of pissed and ready for some serious confrontation.
@iJaadee As a future teacher, this is horrible and not at all how to manage a classroom. I would be on the phone wi… https://t.co/Knv8IvRbgg— Tay 📚☕️ (@Tay 📚☕️)1535646536.0
@kisjdmls @teia_22 @iJaadee I would probably have to hold back my husband from trying to scream at the office staff… https://t.co/HgCEJXFhtL— Brittany Samaras (@Brittany Samaras)1535761428.0
@iJaadee @LesHugTX OMG-at first I thought/hoped it was a joke! I’d move my child out of this woman’s class not only… https://t.co/x0jBxQh2cs— Kim - the HokieBrat (@Kim - the HokieBrat)1535750074.0
@iJaadee @Beverly8J Well if my kid cane home with that I would be marching to the principals office with it demandi… https://t.co/UtsFYSNFX1— CParks (@CParks)1535738128.0
@iJaadee @Luluinportland I would send my kid with a slip that the teacher needed to sign saying that I give my kid… https://t.co/S8dTKcqYAo— ElectricRayPdx (@ElectricRayPdx)1535735045.0
@iJaadee I have always told my children that they do not need permission to go to the washroom - that they should e… https://t.co/bEB9g26Jkr— Luke Fevin (@Luke Fevin)1535742382.0
There was also lots of reflecting on past traumas and projection into future mishaps.
@iJaadee I thought this kind of torment had gone away decades ago. When I taught 8th grade, the kids could go as of… https://t.co/LlaFEI5yMN— Chad and Kisstopher (@Chad and Kisstopher)1535613662.0
@iJaadee @TheMusicks I was frequently denied my office visits and almost died on a couple occasions because a teach… https://t.co/2hKQA67uaO— S.M.DomeAuthor/WitchofThreePines (@S.M.DomeAuthor/WitchofThreePines)1535740716.0
@iJaadee as a kid i would have peed on her— kay whomst is 'they' (@kay whomst is 'they')1535642229.0
@iJaadee @solusnan1 Wow that’s as bad as when a substitute male teacher told my 4th grade daughter that she couldn’… https://t.co/2REGt5Ucg3— I AM NOT DISTRACTED (@I AM NOT DISTRACTED)1535759402.0
@dancindoti @iJaadee @solusnan1 I have IBS that hits out of nowhere and, I stg, i once shit my pants at an ice crea… https://t.co/NOuUtaWQ3E— aimee (@aimee)1535771018.0
Some Twitter usesr thought maybe the pitchforks and torches could be put away.
@iJaadee Not defending the teacher but—but y’all know that by 8th grade they are usually only in any particular cla… https://t.co/3uCKgj00Wy— JaneODrano (@JaneODrano)1535808238.0
@iJaadee My god, people. Teacher makes a mistake in handling a situation that is obviously very frustrating for her… https://t.co/lH2T7TmE0d— 61 Days 'til WE VOTE BLUE (@61 Days 'til WE VOTE BLUE)1535707132.0
But people were not having it and there were lots of "I would" to make that clear.
@iJaadee @PattySaluti I would be fuming! But first consideration is my child’s reaction. If she is intimidated, the… https://t.co/1EIM7IeQla— Amy Reyer, PHD (@Amy Reyer, PHD)1535748666.0
@iJaadee @Chawailia Oh hell no. You can not deny the child the right to go to the bathroom. I would be interested… https://t.co/B5Ae1gXxuU— Lisa Hargrove (@Lisa Hargrove)1535751914.0
@iJaadee @YvetteJacqR I would take that note and get my butt to the principals office and show the note and ask wha… https://t.co/5u5JsY2JyI— Linda E. (@Linda E.)1535734214.0
@iJaadee @latino4america Have went?? A teacher wrote this?? I would ask for my child to be removed from this clas… https://t.co/gZjqjLY7SX— Diane DC 🇺🇸🐩 (@Diane DC 🇺🇸🐩)1535760645.0
Superintendent Dr. Nickalous Manning gave the following statement:
On August 29, 2018, it was discovered that 8th grade students at Hanley Middle School were given a document restricting bathroom and nurse visits that was inconsistent with our school's actual policies, our mission, and our values. We are currently reviewing the circumstances under which the document was prepared and distributed to students.
Please know the safety and care of our students is always our first priority. It is important that students know we respect them and are responsive to their needs.
To reinforce these values, we convened our full team today to review all relevant policies and procedures. We will continue to work with our teachers and staff to ensure all school policies and values are consistently maintained in each classroom.
Still it wasn't enough. People want their justice!
@iJaadee She needs to be fired.— Al the Funky Homosapien (@Al the Funky Homosapien)1535758324.0
@iJaadee Transparency states that they should tell you what action they'll take. They won't tell you on the phone.… https://t.co/Is9lj9PVp3— Dave Abe M. 🌊🌀🌊🌨👠🌪🌊🌬🌊 (@Dave Abe M. 🌊🌀🌊🌨👠🌪🌊🌬🌊)1535746603.0
@iJaadee She should definitely NOT be teaching - seems more interested in controlling kids. Horrifying! - A former teacher— Is It 2020 Yet? 🌊🌊🌊 (@Is It 2020 Yet? 🌊🌊🌊)1535763464.0
@iJaadee How was it corrected, was she disciplined???— #IMPEACHINDIVIDUAL-1 (@#IMPEACHINDIVIDUAL-1)1535765077.0
@iJaadee Sounds like the extent of their actions was saying "don't do that". Absolutely despicable. If my child cam… https://t.co/G9NZoz41Xz— Perl💦❗I AM LODESTAR⁉ (@Perl💦❗I AM LODESTAR⁉)1535735678.0
Let's hope this teacher learned a valuable lesson.