Texas High School Ignites Controversy After Taking Doors Off Bathrooms [VIDEO]
McKinney North High School has been no stranger to controversy. First, the real-life story of "Mean Girls" in 2006 that inspired a Lifetime movie. Now, the school is denying its decision to remove doors to bathrooms had anything to do with stopping students from having sex during school.
Students at McKinney North High School, about 30 miles north of Dallas, claim officials removed doors to the bathrooms to prevent students from engaging in sexual activities during school, but administrators deny the allegations.
"We've had a dialog about removing the doors from the restrooms for a couple of years," McKinney Independent School District spokesman, Cody Cunningham told NBCDFW.com. "The students felt like the reason we were removing them was because of some inappropriate sexual behavior in the restrooms, but that couldn't be further from the truth."
Many students and parents believe the school's decision is an invasion of privacy, but school officials say they made the decision to keep students safe and their privacy is still intact.
Cunningham said the bathrooms are designed so others cannot see inside from hallways or other lines of sight, similar to some seen in airports, movie theaters, etc.
"We have schools in the rest of our district that don't have doors on the restrooms so this isn't the first one," Cunningham told NBCDFW.com.
Here is the story done on the controversy by NBC DFW: