This teacher did an idiotic thing, this was very innappropriate and he should be fired... BUT I have to say this...once again it sounds like the old race card is being played. A kid wasn't allowed to leave class to go to a restroom and they expect us to believe it's because he's black? I know this wasn't specifically said, but since the child and teachers race were both mentioned I have to think it is what is being implied here...if not then why mention their races at all? I also have to wonder why the boy didn't just get up and go to the restroom anyway. I am sure if he tried he wouldn't have been physically restrained. I'm not blaming the kid but if I really had to go that bad I wouldn't hesitate to walk out and deal with the consequences later. http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Apr27/0,4670,ClassroomUrination,00.html SACRAMENTO, Calif. A middle school teacher instructed an eighth grader to urinate in a bottle in class instead of allowing him go to the bathroom, the boy and his mother said Friday. Thirty-one classmates heard Michael Patterson, 14, relieve himself into an empty Gatorade bottle in a corner, they said. "He said, 'Do what you got to do,'" the boy recalled of Tuesday's exchange. "I said, 'I've got a bottle,' and he said, 'Go in the corner.' So I just handled my business." When he was finished, Michael said, his science 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." The boy's mother 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." A school district spokesman said officials are interviewing the teacher and other students. The mother disclosed the teacher's name, but district spokesman Marcus Walton would not confirm it.