Attorney: Student forced to urinate in bucket
SAN DIEGO - A student claimed a teacher ordered her to urinate in a bucket during class, according to court documents.   

The Patrick Henry High School teacher allegedly barred the student in late February from going to the bathroom and instead took her to a small room to urinate, then had to empty the contents in an unused classroom sink, the claim stated.

Patrick Henry School apparently has a policy of not allowing students to use restroom facilities during class and the limited time between school periods did not allow the student to use the bathroom in a timely manner, according to the claim.

According to the documents, other students were in the classroom and witnessed the incident.

"This was done to humiliate and disgrace her for seeking to use the bathroom during freshman advisory class," the student's claim said. "Apparently news of this incident spread throughout the campus to her detriment and humiliation."

After San Diego Unified School District was notified of the incident, they placed the teacher on leave as a thorough investigation is conducted.

"As a district, we are taking this issue very seriously. The investigation has been completed and the district is addressing the incident with appropriate and swift action," SDUSD stated. "Because it’s a personnel issue, the district cannot discuss the details or particulars of the case.”

The list of damages suffered by the student included psychological treatment and medical expenses in excess of $25,000.