A school in Eastern Pennsylvania is having it’s decision-making questioned after it was reported that the school is now requiring students to ask for toilet paper. The Mahony Area High School decided to take toilet paper out of the boys bathrooms after having a problem with boys intentionally clogging the toilets.
Principal Thomas Smith now has the boys sign out their rolls before they take them away, seeking to control the wild stuff that seems to be happening when students go to the bathroom. After the boys sign out the toilet paper, they have to sign it back in.
Parents are upset about the policy, protesting the decision. Can you really blame them? Most of their kids are not the ones doing this, since the silly acts are probably being committed by just one or two pranksters.
One of the parents, Karen Yedsena, says that the kids are often too embarrassed to go to the office to sign out toilet paper. So, instead of going to the bathroom, they are going home sick. It seems that we might all get sick after not being able to use the bathroom when necessary.
You also have to wonder why this didn’t happen more often when we were in school.