CHICAGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Two middle school students are suing the Chicago Board of Education because their teacher denied them a bathroom break.
Cousins Seneca Ammons and Keefe Ammons Jr. were suspended from school for using the bathroom without permission after their teacher denied the whole class a bathroom break as punishment, The Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.
The children are suing the board of education in federal court on behalf everyone in the class, alleging they were wrongfully denied bathroom access and could only drink water at lunch, the Ammons’ attorney, Blake Horowitz said.
City officials said they overturned the suspensions and are investigating staff at Cuffe Math and Science Academy, but would not comment on the lawsuit.
A school board spokesman said the school’s principal, John Jones, has insisted all students get access to the bathroom when they need it.