When tales of bullying inevitably end up going viral, we all tend to side with the victim. This is understandable enough, of course. However, there are some parents out there who are not about to sit there and willfully tolerate their own child’s role in the bullying that has taken place. Bullies are not all cruel and many of them receive the appropriate punishment for their behaviors. Take the girl in this story, for instance.
She was found to have been bullying a classmate. Her father Matt was having absolutely none of it! He was not about to be the father of a bully. His 10-year-old daughter wanted to push her classmates around and Dad decided that he would teach her a lesson. Of course, there are some who are applauding this dad’s actions and there are others claiming that he went too far.
Kirsten got herself removed from the school bus for her behavior. The bus driver finally had enough of her bullying and told her that she would need to find her own ride to school. When she relayed this information to her dad, his blood boiled. This behavior was not to be tolerated. Instead of driving the child to school, he made her walk.
He was not about to put her safety at risk, though. Matt trailed behind her in his car to make sure that she was safe. Hopefully, Kirsten will learn her lesson. If she thought that her father was going to drive her around because she got herself kicked off the school bus, she has got another thing coming. A free ride to school each day is something that she took for granted.
Some might find this punishment harsh but this is the best way for the little girl to learn that her actions will have consequences. This whole incident has given her a new outlook on life. Matt is not about to let his daughter become one of the many bullies who makes life more difficult for other students. In his mind, parents need to be making sure that their children are held accountable for such behaviors.
The next time Kirsten is about to start teasing one of her fellow students, we are sure that she is going to think twice about it. If you would like to watch the interview that Inside Edition conducted with Matt, we urge you to take a moment to check out the video below. Pass it along to your friends and loved ones, too.
H/T ABC News