Former NH assistant principal denies claims of filming student pooping in bathroom
FARMINGTON — A former New Hampshire assistant principal is denying claims that she violated a student's federal or state constitutional or statutory rights as stated in the lawsuit against her for allegedly recording a student while using the bathroom.
Last March, a mother filed a lawsuit against Jacqueline Capello for "emotional distress" caused by her son being filmed while pooping in the bathroom at Henry Wilson Memorial School.
It was also made known in the initial report that the son suffered from separation anxiety after his father's death. This anxiety caused some trouble with his bowel system, the lawsuit read.
In the answer of the defendant, Capello confirmed that she knew his father passed away and that over time the son exhibited symptoms of separation anxiety with respect to his mother. Capello denied that teachers would not allow him to use the bathroom, which the mother claimed in the initial report.
Capello also admitted that on one occasion, accidentally opening the bathroom door while the son inside, but denied taking a video of him using the bathroom as claimed in letters between the mother and the principal. Capello admitted that the letters are accurately quoted but denied the factual allegations.
Capello claimed that at all time she acted within the course and scope of her duties and functions as an employee of the Farmington School District and that she acted in good faith and did not violate any rights of the student.