I have no recollection of using school bathrooms as a child. I definitely know I didn't go much in high school due to the 'type' of girls who hung out in the restroom...smoking, acting cool...I was scared of those girls and let's just say the facilities weren't really clean...hmy: So now fast forward...I teach in a hallway with only grade 3 and 4 classrooms. The boys room has developed into a combination circus/locker room/barn stall. Soap suds fill the sinks. Wet paper towels wadded up and thrown around, and bodily fluids (and the other stuff) on the floor, wall, in the sink. Seriously? Who does that? I maintain a sign out sheet, as do my colleagues. My kids have been warned of SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES. I have kids who come back from the boys room and tell me they see the evidence, but they never see the culprits...my principal does checks of the bathroom, checks sign out sheets, trying to find a pattern, a suspect. The next step is assigned bathroom times... So I had another serious talk with my class this morning...I don't think for one minute that any of my boys are involved but it's just so disturbing. We're now operating under 'see some thing, say something'. Gross. What gets in their heads?