The internet has been aflame over the last 24 hours, after a Grandma posted a picture of her grandson on her Facebook page, showing him being completely isolated from his peers – because his mom was at fault for dropping him off late to school that morning. Laura Hoover first posted the story at 9:05 a.m. on February 25th, and has since had over 83,000 shares and counting online.
Her post reads:
This is my grandson, Hunter. He’s a little first grader. His momma’s car sometimes doesn’t like to start right up. Sometimes he’s a couple minutes late to school. Yesterday, he was 1 minute late and this is what his momma discovered they do to punish him! They have done this to him 6 times for something that is out of this baby’s control! They make a mockery of him in front of the other students! The principle is responsible for this. His mom found him there, crying, and took him home for the day. Anyone want to help me flood this lady principal with calls telling her how inappropriate this is?
She then posts the principal’s contact information online: (541) 474-5770 Ms Fitzsimmons.
Lincoln Elementary School, located in Oregon, apparently was trying to take a tough stance on tardiness, even though the parent in this instance was to blame – not the child.
While most seem to overwhelmingly be appalled at the school’s actions, there are some who think the school wasn’t entirely in the wrong. Annie Galli had a very long comment that received over a thousand likes on its own, but instead of supporting the grandma’s calls to action, like most of the crowd, she had this to say, in part:
Yes, I think it’s over kill. But, it is the rule and have known about it for 7 years! Because of it, I make sure to make arrangements if need be. I don’t want my kids in detention for something that I could have prevented. It is the parents responsibility to get their children to school on time.
So, what do you think, internet? Did this first grader deserve this kind of punishment for his mom’s car troubles?
H/T: Laura Hoover | Featured Image: Facebook