KILLEEN, Texas — A Texas boy who has been in trouble at school several times for bullying, has learned a lesson in humiliation after spending an afternoon announcing to passers-by that he is a bully.
After previous punishments failed, Jose Lagares sentenced his fourth grade son to a busy street corner on Tuesday where he had to hold up a sign that said “I am a bully. Honk if you hate bullies,” , reported KCEN-TV.
“Bullying is also a form of public humiliation. Maybe he understands that when he humiliates someone publicly that doesn’t feel good,” said Lagares. “Hopefully he’ll take that with him so the next time he tries to bully someone he’ll think about it twice.”
Lagares said he received some negative feedback for his creative parenting methods after the KCEN-TV report first aired, prompting him to return to the intersection for a second time Wednesday, this time holding his own sign that read: “I’m not sorry. Honk to stop bullying.”
Lagares added that when his son returned to school on Wednesday, he apologized to the child he has been bullying and he did it on his own accord.