The mother of first-grader Hunter Cmelo snapped photos of him sitting isolated from the other children during lunch at Lincoln Elementary School in Grants Pass, Oregon.
In the images, Hunter sits next to a cup with the letter “D” for “detention,” as he looks at the other children’s lunch tables.
Hunter’s family says he was humiliated and left crying from the embarrassing public shaming.
His grandmother posted the photos to Facebook. They have been shared thousands of times and hundreds of complaints have since poured in to the school district.
( Billy’s thoughts – As someone who has done a lot of work with children including in school settings, Sunday School classes, and currently at a daycare I believe in discipline. I have put kids in time outs, made them stand in the corner, and I have talked to parents when that was needed but to put have 6 year old in isolated because he was 60 seconds late for school is an outrage. If I was the dad of this kid I would be up at the school ASAP. If you care to you may read more of the above story here. )