Mothers shield sixth-grader from public humiliation

Sentinel photo/Lynn Sampson
Sentinel photo/Lynn Sampson

Mothers Celeste Taylor, left, and Lisa Filice hold signs outside Mount Woodson Elementary School Wednesday morning after a sixth-grade boy stood across the street from the school holding a handwritten sign that began with, “I stole my father’s cell phone” before the start of school Monday and Tuesday. Seeing the boy standing there as part of apparent punishment meted by his parents disturbed students and adults, and several mothers shielded him Tuesday morning by standing in front of him as students arrived at school. The boy was not outside the school Wednesday morning. “Humiliation is not parenting” reads one of the signs.

   
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