EXCLUSIVE: 6-year-old humiliated after restroom denied

- A Union County mother said her 6-year-old was denied a trip to the restroom three times at school and forced to walk shoeless for several hours after an accident on Wednesday.

The mother, who does not want to be named, told FOX 46 Charlotte she did not get a phone call from staff at Union Elementary School after her daughter urinated on her clothes and shoes.

The 6-year-old had a change of clothes, but not a change of shoes.

"I had asked her several times, why she doesn't have her shoes on, and at that point my daughter just hung her head down in shame and just started crying because she did not want to share what had happened," the mother explained. 

The mother said her daughter spent several hours of the day walking around the school without shoes where other kids made fun of her.

She adds, the explanation she was given, was that her daughter's class was in a mobile classroom without restrooms and there was no extra staff to walk her to the main building to use the restroom.

Union County Public Schools said its human resources department is investigating the matter.

UCPS adds, it does not have any policy in place for restroom use pertaining to mobile classrooms, or any policy on what specifically warrants a call home to parents.

Any policy change would have to be made by the Board of Education.

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