A dad forced his daughter to walk five miles to school in 2C weather after she was kicked off the school bus for bullying.
Matt Cox of Swanton, Ohio, decided to “teach his daughter a lesson” after she was suspended from the bus for a second time for bullying.
After getting kicked off the bus, the girl told her dad he’d have to drive her to school every day for a week.
But Matt decided to try and different form of punishment and made her walk instead.
“I realized she viewed the privilege of riding the bus and or car rides to and from school as a right and not a privilege,” Cox told WEWS-TV.
Matt drove slowly behind his daughter as she walked the long five miles in the cold on her own.
He posted the video on Facebook with the caption “Life lessons.”
In the clip, Matt speaks to his daughter about why she has to walk to school.
He said she understood that her actions led to her to being punished.
In the clip Cox is heard saying: “This lovely lady is my ten-year-old daughter who has for the second time this school year been kicked off the school bus, due to bullying another student.
“Let me make this extremely clear, bullying is unacceptable, especially in my household.
“Friday, when my daughter brought home her paperwork for her bus suspension, she said ‘Daddy, you’re going to have to take me to school next week’.
“As you see, this morning she is learning otherwise.
“A lot of children today feel that the things their parents do for them is a right and not a privilege, such as parents taking their children to school in the morning, or even bus rides to school in the morning.
“All of that is a privilege, and should be treated as such, so today my beautiful daughter is going to walk five miles to school, in 36F (2C) weather.
“A lot of you parents aren’t going to agree with this, but that is alright. Because I’m doing what I feel is right to teach my daughter a lesson and stop her from bullying.
“So children, if you’re watching this, please understand that bullying is unacceptable everywhere and will not be tolerated. Thanks everyone, have a great day.”
The clip quickly went viral and has been shared thousands of times.
“Parents need to hold their kids accountable. That was me showing how I hold my kid accountable,” Cox told WTVG-TV.
‘I’m not going to be another parent that’s just going to brush things under the rug and say kids will be kids.’