An Ohio father made his daughter walk 5 miles in the cold to school as a punishment for bullying. 10-year-old Kristen was suspended for three days from riding the school bus for bullying. Matt Cox posted a video to his Facebook page on Monday showing his daughter walking alongside the road as he followed behind her in his car.
The video has gone viral, being viewed over 16M times with over 340k shares and 112k likes. The dad is heard explaining in the video that his daughter had bullied another student and was banned from riding her school bus for the second time this school year.
When the girl came home Friday telling her father of her suspension, she told her dad that he would have to give her a ride to school. “As you see this morning, she is learning otherwise,” Cox said. Before adding that the temperature was 36 degrees.
“I know a lot of you parents are not going to agree with this and that’s alright. I am doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and to stop her from bullying.”
While there were some who thought Cox’s punishment was too harsh, most agreed with the dad but feel as though making it public was unnecessary.