New York Times, February 11, 2000

Teacher in Urination Flap Jailed
By The Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A junior high school teacher was arrested for allegedly making a 13-year-old boy urinate in a classroom trash can.

Ryan Calhoun's parents said their son repeatedly asked the teacher Carey Jones for permission to use the bathroom Monday during math class. The boy said that after he asked a third time, Jones told him to urinate in a wastebasket.

The teen-ager said he moved the trash can to a corner of the classroom and wrapped a jacket around himself for privacy.

Jones, 26, was arrested Thursday and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released on $500 bail.

Jones was filling in for another teacher at the time. He has an unlisted number and could not be reached for comment.

``The teacher was dead wrong,'' said Shari Calhoun, the student's mother. ``You don't joke on anything like that.''

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