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    If only more parents would take this much action and responsibility. Kudos to dad.

    Knoxville father makes boy wear sign as punishment for using drugs
    April 18, 2007

    By JOHN HANEY
    6 News Anchor/Reporter

    KNOXVILLE (WATE) -- A father took extreme measures Wednesday to discipline his 14-year-old son, who he claims was abusing drugs.

    Because the boy is a minor, 6 News won't reveal his or his father's identity.

    The boy was forced to wear a large sandwich board sign that said "I abused & sold drugs," while standing in front of Cedar Bluff Middle School.

    "I would like to say that I'm not out here doing this to humiliate my son,' the dad said. "I'm doing this because I love him. We do have an extreme drug problem in America, and maybe it's time for extreme measures that parents need to take to monitor this problem that we have."

    The man says he recently learned after reading the boy's MySpace page his son was involved with marijuana and OxyContin. That's when he decided to take immediate action.

    "Basically he said, 'Well, I did do the crime and I'm willing to serve the punishment for it,' and he's taking it all in stride," the boy's father said.

    The school's principal soon came out and asked the father to call it off, which he did.

    By that time the boy said he had already learned his lesson. "This is embarrassing. I ain't going to be doing it again."

    And the boy added, "Drugs are for losers. That's all I can say."

    Those were the words his dad hoped to hear.
    "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -Edmund Burke

  • #2
    That's awesome, too bad the kid'll be at it again in a few weeks.
    Never argue with idiots - they just drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

    Chaos, Panic and Disorder....my work here is done!

    As her tears fell at his feet, she didn't say "I Love You," what she said meant even more: I laugh, I love, I hope, I tried. I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry and I know you do the same things too. So we're really not that different, me and you.

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    • #3
      I can't fault dad for trying something, but in my opinion, the public humiliation of a fourteen year old child isn't the answer

      Hope it works out for this family
      "Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought" ~Henri Louis Bergson
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      • #4
        Originally posted by exComptonCop
        I can't fault dad for trying something, but in my opinion, the public humiliation of a fourteen year old child isn't the answer

        Hope it works out for this family
        Agree,100 %,but we can always hope.
        Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Lexis85
          That's awesome, too bad the kid'll be at it again in a few weeks.
          Truth.

          Kids are easily impressionable. Easy to be brought into using drugs and easy to be convinced that what he did was wrong. He'll most likely be back at it again like you said.

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          • #6
            Well I have two older siblings who used to be into drugs. No matter what you say, at age 14 they think they know all. Most know exactly just how to play their parents and make them think they've "learned their lesson" when they actually haven't learned a thing.

            Me, I never was into drugs or being "bad" and I always got praise, and lots of presents out of it ....hahaha.
            Never argue with idiots - they just drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.

            Chaos, Panic and Disorder....my work here is done!

            As her tears fell at his feet, she didn't say "I Love You," what she said meant even more: I laugh, I love, I hope, I tried. I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry and I know you do the same things too. So we're really not that different, me and you.

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            • #7
              No Doubt some group will charge the father with Child Abuse for Damaging the poor little dear's psyche or some such nonsense.

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              • #8
                With any luck the humiliation will make him think before he does drugs again. Great idea but if this kids into it hard the dad will have to take more serious measures.
                "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything!"-Wyatt Earp

                "You never know when crazy will show up!"-Irishdep

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