A row over a school’s toilet paper supply has broken out in a Madrid area town, prompting local council officials to step in. The Rafael Garcia Valino primary school in Yepes, some kilometres south of Madrid, recently sent out a list of supplies students need for class this year. Among the pens, notebooks and erasers was an unexpected item: six rolls of toilet paper.

One parent, Carmen Contreras, complained that the requirement was “totally surreal”. She said the school told her it didn’t have enough money for toilet paper. Yepes council has now offered to resolve the shortage by supplying rolls for the whole school.

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