This responsible mother decided to teach his son a lesson on politeness by seeking the help of the Po-lice force after learning her son was rude to his teacher. But what has he exactly done that made her seek the help of the officers?
Sometimes to teach children the right path it is necessary to take some rough steps. Chiquita Hill who is the mother of a 10-year-old boy named Sean decided to make this smart and responsible move after knowing what her son had been doing in school. According to ABC News, the fifth-grader Sean has been acting up in his class, he used to talk back and was rude to his teacher. More often he fails to do his homework and doesn’t listen to his teachers. One fine day, Sean's teacher came to their home to get through him but Sean had no interest in what she had to say.
According to Chiquita, the teacher’s admonitions were of no use, it went in one ear and came out of the other. So she decided to step in and do something that would make him realize his mistakes. She said, “I realize I had to do something to stun him.” When the infuriated teacher took her leave, Chiquita decided to seek the help of the officers. She called the Columbus Po-lice Department and told them how disrespectful and rude her son was. After hearing her words, the department decided to help her, they sent an officer to their home. Just before the officers arrived Chiquita warned Sean and told him he was going to take away by the officers but he refuse to believe it.
In her words, “He didn’t believe me… when they showed up at the door he was stunned and it him.” When the officers arrived they explained to Chiquita what they are up to and with her permission and blessing they moved ahead with the plan. The first thing was putting a handcuff on him before they took him to the po-lice cruiser and held him there for five minutes. Knowing how clever the children are these days, they make it look as genuine as possible. So, one officer accompanied him in the car and flashed the lights and to scare him he drove up several inches.
Chiquita watched all the scenes and later she admitted that everything happened so quickly that Sean has no time to react to the novelty of getting handcuffs and sitting in the officer's vehicle believing he was taken to the lock-up. She said, “I was trying to get a point to my son, if you want to be rude, then this is what happens when bad people do bad things.” After giving the little boy a good earful and realizing he has sufficiently shaken, they let him go and watched him run fast as he can to his mother’s arm.
Chiquita has no idea what the officers told him inside the vehicle however, when he came back he turned into a new leaf. She said, “He gave me the biggest hug and said I will never do it again.” After the officers left, Sean and Chiquita sat down to have a conversation. She told him what happened right now was the consequences of his actions and they are paid by those around him. In the End, Chiquita received what she wanted and was convinced that she has done the right thing for her son. As Human brains are complex certain memories will never be forgotten throughout our life.
She was satisfied that Sean had learned the lesson, she has taught him about politeness and will never forget it. Chiquita felt that this was necessary for him as he growing up in a country where more and more children are influenced by bad habits. According to Assistant Chief Lem Miller of the Columbus Department, the officers involved in the scene have acted without approval from their supervisors and stated that the State po-lice are not in the business of pretending to seize someone.
Miller also admitted that their motive was great, they were able to teach the boy a good lesson. However, he feels that it would have made him think worse of the po-lice and may reflect in his later life. Thankfully he confirmed that the officers would not receive any punishment as they had done this for a good thing. However, the fact that they have ab-used the power of the uniforms didn’t change. He said, “We completely understand that they were trying to do a good thing.” He further added that such drastic steps are discouraged and they were not endorsing it from there on out.
Despite the Chief statement, Chiquita remains convinced that she had done the right thing for her son. She also received good feedback from the teacher who had come to their home to talk sense into Sean. When the news spread on the internet, social media users reacted quickly to it. She received an equal amount of comments, some praised her for such a huge step while some condemned her for such a drastic step. One of the users wrote, “A mother can do anything to set the right path for their children and if this is what it takes then so be it. I believe this would scare him while he thinks of doing bad things and not be sc-ared of the po-lice.”
Another user who was against her move wrote, “Wrong on various levels! My husband is a retired officer and I hated it when people say to their children that officers would get them if they do bad things.” Some thought it was clear while some others feel it was too ha-rsh, but Chiquita was least bothered about it, she got what she wanted, and she could see the changes in her son. More often it may seem like life lessons are c-ruel. But, one needs to understand it is a necessary measure to set things right and this is what made the mother take a huge step to make her little boy become a good person in life.