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Parent accuses school of restricting bathroom breaks

(WMC-TV) - In late January, a Cornerstone Prep School parent claimed her child was not getting enough bathroom breaks.

Now, another parent and the school principal are speaking out about the claims.

"They're very protective and my son loves it and I love it as well," said parent Regina Carter.

A banner inside Cornerstone Prep school is a sign of solidarity for its parents and students.

Last month, one parent came forward, saying school leaders were mistreating students by not giving them enough breaks to the bathroom.

"I was too scared to get up and walk out of the room so I had stayed in my chair so I peed on myself," a student said.

"That is just not true. This is absolutely untrue," said principal Lisa Settle.

Settle says her school has standard bathroom breaks all throughout the day.

She also says hall passes are available for students who have to use the restroom while in class.

Settle says the school even makes arrangements for students with special medical needs.

"We do not make our children walk around with soiled clothes in a bag. We would not make a child walk around on all fours. We just don't do that kind of thing at Cornerstone Prep," Settle added.

Regina Carter has a second grader at the school.

She has no concerns about the school and says her son is already looking forward to third grade there.

"No questions at all. He loves it and I love it. So if he loves it, then I know they're doing the right thing," said Carter.

School officials say no formal complaint was ever filed from that parent who had concerns about her child's bathroom breaks.

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