Penalty Rescinded for Boy Forbidden to Pee

Boy won't have to spend a month at an alternative campus

Friday, Jan 27, 2012  |  Updated 9:29 AM CDT
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Penalty Rescinded for Boy Forbidden to Pee

Boy will instead serve punishment for having a water bottle in class.

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School officials have revoked the punishment for a 12-year-old Houston-area boy who got into trouble for urinating in a water bottle during class.

Bill Hawkins, the boy's attorney, said the seventh-grader won't have to spend a month at an alternative campus after all. Klein school officials instead said he must serve three days in after-school detention for having a water bottle in class and drinking from it.

The Houston Chronicle reported Friday that the decision followed an appeal hearing and the boy's parents were told Thursday night.

The boy, whose name hasn't been released, said a teacher on Jan. 13 repeatedly denied permission for a restroom break during class.

Hawkins said the district's assistant superintendent and school principal apologized and the district should be applauded for rescinding the punishment.

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