difficult child has gym every other day. Monday night he comes home and tells me that he heard rumors that a certain kid urinated all over the locker room that day after he had left it. difficult child did not witness it but when something like that happens the rumor mill works overtime. Ugh! And I let it go figuring someone directly involved would have taken care of it. Not my place to follow up on rumors. Today I get a text from difficult child after gym stating that he needs a new gym shirt. He opened his locker and his shirt was wet smelling like pee. Icky!!! He told his gym teacher about it who gave him a, "Well, what am I suppose to do about it?" attitude. So difficult child threw his shirt away and used one the school has as a spare. I so wish he would have contacted me at the time, not afterwards when he was at lunch a few hours later. Now that he threw away the evidence! I told him to bring everything that was left home so I can check the other stuff out and wash his shorts. He said nothing else was wet - that the shirt was on top. I also told him that I would send something for him to wash out his locker the next day he has gym. Then the more I thought about it, I figured if it was from a kid peeing that the custodians should give it a good work over with santizer (stuff I shouldn't be sending to school with difficult child). So, I called the school to talk with the phy-ed teacher. For all I know he is dealing with the clean up and just didn't let on to the kids? It was about 4:00 when I called not knowing if anyone would still be there. I explained to the person who answered why I was calling and she said that I needed to take the issue to the VP. All I wanted was to make sure difficult child's locker was sanitized! So, I spoke with the VP. I told him that what we think happened, that I wasn't looking to get anyone in trouble, just a clean up if that is in fact the cause for the wet stinky shirt. Each locker is locked so no one should have been able to actually get in. There are holes in the locker doors (vents) and I don't think difficult child would be able to properly clean those if I had gone through with the plan to just have him wash it out. difficult child and I do not feel that he was the target, just that his locker was in the wrong place at the wrong time if this is what caused his shirt to be wet (and being wet after two days). He says he will not ask the guys with lockers next to him if they had wet stuff. Hopefully that will be part of the VP's investigation. Let's hope that it wasn't urination through the vent holes. We don't know how his shirt was so wet. I am at a loss to what really happened. So, I am sending difficult child to VP's office. VP said he wanted to talk with difficult child to find out more details and the kid's name that was rumored to have publically urinated around the locker room. I emphasized to difficult child to make sure VP knows that he did not witness it, that rumors did not include direct hits to the lockers, and that he does not feel it was a personal attack. I so hate locker rooms! Icky icky icky! I can't imagine with those kids that did witness it, that someone wouldn't have reported it. But then again, boys don't see the germ factor - just the "some kid being stupid" behavior so unless he actually made someone say "Ouch", none of that age kid would see a need to report it. It is just a joke to them. And who knows, maybe the kid has already been dealt with - school discipline is not always publically known.