It is not illegal for a teacher to “not allow” a student to use the restroom.
A teacher must manage students and their learning and more than not a student can wait for the appropriate time for a restroom break.
Is it against the law to deny someone the bathroom?
They have the legal right to do so in most cases. Employers are required by federal law to provide restrooms for their workers, but not for anyone else. Business owners also can’t violate civil rights laws when they say “no” to someone.
What to do if your teacher won’t let you go to the bathroom?
Comply with your teacher’s answer.
- If your teacher says “yes,” hand them your pass to sign. Leave the room quietly, use the bathroom quickly, and reenter the room silently,
- If your teacher says “no” or “please wait a few moments,” ask again at a later time.
Can a teacher legally take your phone?
Know that a teacher usually cannot search the content on your phone. If your school does not allow cell phones, then a school employee can take your phone, maybe even until the end of the day. It is illegal for a school employee to use your phone to call or text other students while posing as you.