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  Girl sues over forbidden school loo break
Updated 11 June 2002, 13.25
Children in the UK are normally allowed to leave the classroom to go to the toilet
A girl in America is suing her teacher after she was not allowed to go to the toilet during class.

Sophia Gutierrez says she messed her pants and is taking legal action against her maths teacher and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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The fourteen-year-old says she had a stomach ache but was refused a bathroom pass by Edwin Victor-Louis.

Embarrassed

She claims he embarrassed her in front of the class by saying: "If you can't hold it, you should be wearing pampers."

The girl's mother wants the teacher to apologise to Sophia in front of the class.

The teacher has not been available for comment, but Ponce de Leon Middle School says he's been teaching for more than two years and has a complaint-free record.

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