Parents are outraged with a new rule at a Pennsylvania school that is forcing the male students to ask and sign out toilet paper before they use the restroom, and then sign it back in when they are done.
Because of a growing problem with destruction in the school's bathrooms, Principal Thomas Smith said he implemented the rule to stop vandalism.
"We've had serious destruction to our bathrooms for the past two years," Smith said.
Karen Yedsena of Mahonoy City told the school board that it was embarrassing for the students to have to ask for toilet paper, and many have faked being sick so they could go home instead of having to sign out a roll of TP, the Republican-Herald reported.
"Our policy is that if you need toilet paper, you would come to the office," said Smith. "We are not refusing anyone toilet paper."
Along with the paper accounting in the boy's restroom is the rule that students can only go to the bathroom during the first five minutes of class.
"We're cutting down on the people walking through the hallways for no reason," said Superintendent Joie Green.