New bathroom rules at New Milford High School, put in place to curb vaping, has prompted a petition calling the rules change unfair.
When the new school year started, there were changes about which bathrooms students could use, which some say has led to 20 minute trips in some cases. The bathrooms on the second and third floors are now closed during lunch and between classes, forcing students to use ones on the first floor during the day.
A letter to parents explained that the closures were a response to the dramatic increase in vaping over the last few years. Hundreds of students have now signed an online petition, hoping to send a message to school officials that the change is disruptive to learning.