If You Need Toilet Paper, Then Ask For It

MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (January 28, 2013)—Officials at a high school in eastern Pennsylvania say vandalism forced them to implement a policy removing toilet paper from boys' bathrooms.

Boys at Mahanoy Area High School now must go to the school office to request toilet paper and sign it out.

Principal Thomas Smith said the policy has helped solve a major problem of intentionally clogged toilets that's been going on for two years.

Smith says boys must sign out the toilet paper and then sign it back in, but the Republican-Herald of Pottsville reported that some parents are protesting the policy.

Parent Karen Yedsena said some students are too embarrassed to go to the office to get toilet paper and are going home sick instead.

School officials say they aren't aware of any such problems.

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