A disgruntled dad from Ohio has decided to teach his 10-year-old daughter a tough lesson about anti-bullying behavior, by making her walk 5 miles to school in winter weather for the entire week.
Following a bus suspension for repeated bullying of a fellow student, the girl brought home a suspension note requesting her dad give her rides to class the for the school week.
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Life lessons!!!!UPDATE: lesson learned! Still has all her extremities intact is happy and healthy and seems to have a new outlook on bullying as well as a new appreciation for some of the simple things in life she used to take for granted #HOLDOURKIDSACOUNTABLE #STOPBULLYING
Posted by Matt Cox on Monday, December 3, 2018
According to Matt:
“Let me make this extremely clear, bullying is unacceptable, especially in my household.”
“A lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them is a right and not a privilege, such as parents taking their children to school in the morning, or even bus rides to school in the morning.
All of that is a privilege, and should be treated as such, so today my beautiful daughter is going to walk five miles to school, in 36F (2C) weather.
A lot of you parents aren’t going to agree with this, but that is alright. Because I’m doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and stop her from bullying.”
Matt’s daughter not only has to walk the entire 5 miles to school, but was closely followed by her father in a comfy heated vehicle to monitor her safety (and her progress). Over 21 million views have accrued on Matt’s Facebook post of his daughter’s pilgrimage.
Many people have shown the utmost praise to Matt for sending such a strong message, while others have expressed mixed feelings about Matt’s decision.
Some state the actual cause of the bullying doesn’t seem to be addressed, but as Matt says, “A lot of you parents aren’t going to agree with this, but that is alright. Because I’m doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and stop her from bullying”.
Even so, it’s likely Matt Cox’s daughter will think twice about bullying and risking her seat on the school bus after this week.