12-year-old Gage Duncan was suspended from school for bullying younger students. His parents did not feel the suspension was adequate enough punishment for his crude behavior. Amber Carey, the boy’s mother, forced Gage to stand on street corners while wearing a cardboard sign around his neck reading, “My name is Gage, and I’m a bully!”
“This is my way of teaching him that bullying is not acceptable,” Carey said. “It’s not right to pick on somebody else. He embarrassed them, so this is his embarrassment for himself.”
After being publicly shamed at several street corners in his hometown, the 6th grader was very sorry, saying,
“I think I’m not going to do it again. I’m going to apologize to the principal, and to the children I did it to.”
However, there were some people who opposed this unusual method of punishment. A few people called the police and reported child abuse. But, police came by to speak to the parents before allowing the punishment to continue.
“Too often we see children taking their own lives due to bullying and we refuse to allow our son to take part in that,” the mother said. “If more parents would get involved, together we can instill morals and respect into the generation created and prevent more of situations from reoccurring.”
h/t: CBS Pittsburgh