A Facebook post has gone viral in less than a day after a frustrated grandmother shared photos of her grandson sitting by himself at a lunch table behind a cardboard barrier because he was allegedly one minute late to school.
The post from Oregon resident Laura Hoover has over 32,000 shares on Facebook in less than a day, and people have expressed outrage over the school’s alleged behavior. In her post, Hoover explains that her grandson, a first grader, was one minute late to school and was isolated in the cafeteria as punishment.
“This is my grandson, Hunter. He's a little first grader. His momma's car sometimes doesn't like to start right up. Sometimes he's a couple minutes late to school. Yesterday, he was 1 minute late and this is what his momma discovered they do to punish him!” Hoover posted. “They have done this to him 6 times for something that is out of this baby's control! They make a mockery of him in front of the other students! The principal is responsible for this. His mom found him there, crying, and took him home for the day. Anyone want to help me flood this lady principal with calls telling her how inappropriate this is?”
Since Wednesday, over 32,000 people have shared the post and countless people have commented, expressing anger over the way the school allegedly treated the young boy and sharing similar experiences.
“No! This is unacceptable! This is beyond any punishment a kid should have to deal with,” Facebook user Curtis Mikolaiczik commented. “This is an extreme form of bullying and it is done by a person a child should be able to trust the most! This is so infuriating to me and this principal needs [sic] fired and to be banned from leading any school ever again. She is a human disgrace and a waste of life and air!”
Source: Laura Hoover’s Facebook Profile / Photo Source: Laura Hoover Facebook