Mother Appalled By School Detention That Includes Child Shaming

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featured-imageDid you hate getting detention at school? Didn’t everyone? You get stuck doing something dull and mildly humiliating while everyone else gets on with having fun.

Well, when that happened to one little boy, things didn’t go exactly as planned. What was meant as a punishment for him became something much, much bigger instead.

In fact, you might even say that it was the school which was punished the most for this detention. We’re pretty certain that you simply won’t believe this story of how a single episode of detention transformed a community in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Meet Hunter

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001-meet-hunter-754e71c0718b8bf83166ea9bcf9d8b83Hunter Garloff was your run of the mill six-year-old. He’d always been excited to go to school in Lincoln Elementary in Grants Pass, Oregon. Then one morning he turned up late for school, through no fault of his own, and things would never be the same for Hunter again.
Third Time Unlucky

002-third-time-unlucky-75aafc7768838953ee1eace29d948b14Hunter’s mom knew that Hunter was going to get detention. It was mandatory that any child arriving late at the school was given a detention. But she also knew that it would upset her good natured boy and decided to check in with him during his lunch break. What she found was shocking.

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Child Shaming

003-child-shaming-d2073d1b3071991eae69720a77f3d5fcDetentions are normally served in a quiet room. But poor Hunter wasn’t in a quiet room – he’d been placed in the cafeteria in front of all the other children and then been screened off from them. It was an act designed to shame Hunter as much as possible. His mom was livid.

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It Got Worse…

004-it-got-worse-6335d28743c9768aaaf6bd01b2115a90To add insult to injury. Nearby there was an upturned cup with a “D” written on the face. Now, the school argue that this was for “detention” but anyone who’s ever been near a school, knows that that shape combined with that letter usually mean “dunce.” Hunter’s mom just couldn’t believe what she was seeing.

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