Schoolgirl, 14, left humiliated after teacher tells her to 'control her period', refuses to let her go to the toilet
Maisie Rae Adams, 14, who is from Rednock School in Dursley revealed that she felt humiliated and embarrassed by what the teacher said
A teacher told a teenage girl "to learn to control her period" after she asked to be allowed to go to the bathroom.
Maisie Rae Adams, 14, who is from Rednock School in Dursley revealed that she was shocked by what the teacher had said and proceeded to grab a sanitary napkin and left the classroom.
The 14-year-old had an accident and needed to change her sanitary pad when the teacher refused to let her leave, reported Gloucestershire Live.
She had already asked the teacher twice before but had been refused.
When the grade 9 student asked a third time, and told the teacher that she was on her period, the teacher responded saying she "needed to learn to control her period."
When Maisie returned to the classroom, the teacher told her that her bag was "in another room" and she was not allowed to go back to class.
Maisie's mother Kelly Adams, 36, shared, "When Maisie told me about it, I felt so angry that I could cry. I know how she feels. Maisie felt humiliated and embarrassed and it is horrible what happened to her."
Maisie further added that she had been given detention on three previous occasions for needing to go to the bathroom.
On each of these occasions, it was due to her period.
Her mother revealed that both Maisie and her suffer from heavy periods which can sometimes occur up to three times in a month.
"The class seemed to be in shock at what happened as well. I just grabbed my (sanitary) pad and went to the toilet," the teenager revealed. "Me and mum have had a talk and we want to be able to let the teachers know discreetly that girls are on their periods," she added.
The mother-daughter duo is currently working on proposals to get students talking about periods so that there is no stigma attached to it.
"I think it would be a good idea to get the girls wearing a little pink wristband and then it would show the teachers and others that the girl is on her period and that they may be a little emotional and not able to concentrate that week," Kelly shared.
The school has carried out an investigation and have stated that they cannot comment on individual cases.