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Student Forced to Urinate in Class

Posted by shadmia on May 1, 2007


Michael Patterson, 14, was told by his teacher Peter Stanzler, to go and urinate in an empty bottle in the corner of the classroom. This was after the boy had repeatedly asked the teacher for a pass to go and use the bathroom. As if this was not bad enough the boy was later suspended by school officials for “relieving himself in the classroom, which caused a school disruption.” The teacher was placed on paid leave and will be transferred to a different school.

“I can’t believe they don’t believe me,” student Michael Patterson said in a telephone interview after he was given the five-day suspension. “I have no reason to lie. What I said happened, happened.”

Michael Patterson attends Goethe Middle School in Sacramento, California. The boy’s mother, Kelly Jacko, and the local chapter of the NAACP are demanding that the district fire the teacher at Charles M. Goethe Middle School if he does not resign. The boy is black, and Kelly Jacko, his mother, said the teacher is white.

“That man owes us an apology,” said Jacko said. “I don’t think he should teach. He had to know this was not appropriate behavior.”

There were 31 students who heard Michael relieve himself in the corner of the classroom using an empty Gatorade bottle. When he was finished, Michael said, his teacher told him to go to the restroom to wash his hands and dispose of the bottle. “It was really, really embarrassing,” Michael said. “It’s still embarrassing.”

Peter Stanzler, the teacher involved, reached by telephone late Monday, said that news accounts of the incident have been one-sided, but that he was advised by his principal and union not to discuss it. “I can confirm one thing,” he said. “It was not a race issue whatsoever.”

Michael’s mother Kelly Jacko said she didn’t know what recourse she had to protest the suspension, which begins Tuesday. “I don’t know what it is I can do,” she said. “I’m kind of caught off guard.”



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2 Responses to “Student Forced to Urinate in Class”

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  2. billyxiong said

    Michael is lying about everything, I was there inside the classroom. His story is lies.

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