Parents of children attending one of the classes at Aspire Hanley Middle School in Memphis found out that their kinds had been suddenly stripped of the right to visit the bathroom, nurse or school administration at any time. One of them posted a photo of a "pass" given out by the teacher to her students, which suggested that they had the right to visit either of those places only twice a month.
Your child comes home and shows you this note her teacher had her sign at school.— I changed my avi dont freak out🌻 (@iJaadee) August 30, 2018
What’s your reaction? pic.twitter.com/x6hG3HepZJ
The teacher who wrote the pass, which contained apparent grammatical mistakes, also admitted in the bizarre document that she is "petty," but added that no complaints or objections would abolish the draconian rule.
News about the passes in the Memphis school angered many social media users, who then took to Twitter to vent their anger.
This just can’t be real!!— Betrob2 (@pbetsy22) August 31, 2018
Principal, union steward, mention you will not deny ANY child in this school biological or medical needs. I am reporting this to ALL proper authorities and channels. And if I have to come here again, it will be with my atty. You understand?— Lisa Mann (@lisa1213) September 1, 2018
Others were outright shocked.
WTF?????!!!!! pic.twitter.com/AJtsGy5wiB— All-America Resistance🌊🌊🌊 (@GreenMtnRepub) September 1, 2018
Some of them suggested that the teacher had mental issues.
This teacher needs a psych evaluation. She may have OCPD.— MISTRESS TISSA 🎈 9/23 🎈 (@MistressTissa) September 1, 2018
Report this teacher to the principal and demand that your child be placed into a different classroom. This is unacceptable and on the verge of mental.— L. Livingston (@crankyduck1) August 31, 2018
Many twitterians recalled similar stories from their childhood.
Had a teacher back in 8th grade that had this kinda nonsense. I told him if he didn't let me go pee I'd pee on his floor. He tried to call my bluff, so I peed on the floor. Never had much of an issue with him after that >_>— Lee T. (@buananoche) August 30, 2018
I was frequently denied my office visits and almost died on a couple occasions because a teacher wouldn't let me take care of a low blood sugar. Mom was in there about once a week.— S.M.DomeAuthor/WitchofThreePines (@SMDOMEauthor) August 31, 2018
Several Twitter users suggested "trolling" the teacher in response.
I will highlight the mistakes & send it back to her — tell her that she has hit her quota for mistakes. Send copy to principal too— Rebecca Chen (@Rpcchen) September 1, 2018
I mean I don't know how willing they'd be to cause mischief, but my parents always told me "if they won't let you go to the bathroom, piss in the classroom"— Lee Bidnick (@chaoshawkins) August 31, 2018
The author of the original tweet later posted that the school has taken care of the problem and that the teacher had received a "verbal warning," but would keep her job. Some twitterians were still not satisfied with the punishment and said that she should have been fired for her attitude towards the children.
Sounds like child abuse. Does the school need to be reported to CPS? That teacher should have been fired.— Feckful Dori says 'it's a simple question' (@DoriPrevin) August 31, 2018
I’d be in the principal’s office, demanding my child be transferred out of that class!— The Mominatrixx🚫#KavaNO! (@TheMominatrixx) August 31, 2018
I’d copy the note & send it to the members of the school PTA, school board, State Dept. of Education + her teacher’s union, asking to get this bully fired & her teaching certificate revoked.
I'd raise Hell. My kid is moving immediately to another classroom, if not to another school. "Ms White" needs to be fired.— Topher Reisner 🌹🇺🇸🇵🇸 (@TopherReisner) August 31, 2018