Mom Says Teacher Made 8-Year-Old Son Pee in Trash Can Instead of Going to Bathroom During Class

The mother announced Monday that she's bringing a claim against the school district, the first step toward a lawsuit.

A California woman claims her son was forced to pee himself in class after his teacher wouldn't allow him to go to the bathroom. 

"Our child did not deserve this, no child deserves to be treated this way," mom Sonia Mongol said at a press conference Thursday. "We are outraged."

The incident took place last November at Manhattan Place Elementary School in Los Angeles, according to Mongol. The mother said her 8-year-old son desperately had to pee, so he asked his teacher to go the bathroom. However, he was told he couldn't go during class, Mongol said. 

The boy couldn't hold it any longer, so then the teacher told him to pee in a trash can at the front of the classroom, Mongol said. But he got urine on his clothing and was given black garbage bags to wear for the rest of the day. 

"Why would you make a child expose himself in front of the classroom and then put a garbage bag over him when he came to you for help?" Mongol, who snapped photos of her son in the bags when he got home that day, said. "Why would you treat a child that way? He's a kid."

Mongol said that her son has been bullied at school ever since. 

On Monday, she and her attorney, Najee Ali, announced that they are filing a claim against the school district, the first step toward a lawsuit. reached out to the school and was referred to the Los Angeles Unified School District.

In a statement to, the school district said that they "are alarmed by reports of the events that occurred at Manhattan Place Elementary School. "

"We expect our school site employees to oversee the safety and well-being of our students at all times." the statement continued. "If true, this alleged behavior by a school employee directly contradicts the mission and values of the Los Angeles Unified School District. We are conducting an administrative investigation in collaboration with law enforcement.

"Following the conclusion of the investigation, we will take appropriate corrective action.”

According to the school district, the employee in question no longer works at the school.