(VIDEO) Dad Makes His Son Run To School After Being Kicked Off The Bus For Bullying

FML for you, kid. We hope you remember to stretch first.

This dad has a zero tolerance policy on bullying, and because of it his kid's got to strap on the sneakers, stretch those legs, and get running. Bryan Thornhill, a father in Virginia decided to do some old-school parenting when his 10-year-old son was kicked off of his school bus for 3 days due to bullying, the Raycom News Network (RNN) reports.

I mean, we’re not saying it’s a terrible idea. And we’re not saying that we hope that while he’s running he’s thinking about not ever bullying other people again. Nope. We’re not saying a thing.

Before some of you parents get all high and mighty, keep in mind that the school he was running to is only about a mile away from their house. And it's like they say: It’ll build him some character!

“Ironically, since he’s been running to school this week, his behavior’s been much better. Teachers have approved of his behavior this week. He hasn’t gotten in trouble this week, where last week, he was just absolutely out of his mind,” Thornhill says in his original video.

The video, which was viewed more than 1.6 million times on Thornhill's Facebook before being removed received a lot of praise from other parents and support from those who strongly oppose bullying. However, it did receive some pushback from parents who brought up that running in the rain would lead to the child sitting in wet clothes all day and possibly becoming sick, not to mention the added weight of the child's backpack while he's running.

Well, fine. Maybe he should have at least taken the kids backpack. See the video for yourselves, and let us know what you think.

By Nadine / Monday 12 March 2018 18:06 /
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By  manb91uk  |  22

Seems fair to me. The kid wasn’t beaten and his dad kept an eye on the little shit the whole way there.

I would have also made him wear a T-shirt that had a picture of a donkey on the front and the word ‘Jackass’ on the back to school too.

By  manb91uk  |  22

Seems fair to me. The kid wasn’t beaten and his dad kept an eye on the little shit the whole way there.

I would have also made him wear a T-shirt that had a picture of a donkey on the front and the word ‘Jackass’ on the back to school too.

  boopingsnoot  |  23

My boyfriend's mom babysits the 18-month-old grandson (bf's nephew) and my bf was an hour late to a date recently because the kid ran into his room and barfed on him right as he was dressing after a shower!

By  ohsnapword  |  21

At risk of sounding like an old man, but back in my day, if I got kicked off the bus for bullying, my dad would have made me run to the victims house, kicking my ass the entire way and made me apologize to the kid. I would then have to carry the kid's books and my father would have encouraged the kid to make sure the bookbag was extra heavy.

By  pjsr  |  32

How is that a punishment? Back in my day, buses hadn’t even been invented. We had to sprint to school and back, in snowshoes, uphill both ways. We were thankful - do you hear me? thankful! - that we had legs. If it had been a good year on the farm, we got an orange for Christmas. #CrotchetyOldMan. #KidsHaveItEasyToday

By  dedicated1776  |  13

You don’t get sick from wet clothes, people. Or the cold. The only problem I foresee with sitting in wet clothes for a day is maybe some skin irritation. I don’t think fungus would even grow that fast.


interesting fact (doesn't fully apply to this situation)
being cold weakens the immune system sightly and a school has an insane amount of germs (new teachers get sick a lot on their first year) however sue to kids and teachers being at school their immune systems are better than most peoples

By  Madrias  |  36

I'd say it's more than fair. If you can't teach them to behave with words, then it's time to teach them to behave with actions. Making him run with the backpack will teach him that getting kicked off the bus means running to school. That'll teach him indirectly to avoid bullying on the bus. It's a sign of someone actually trying to be a good parent, instead of letting their hell-spawn loose on society.

By  A Frenchy in Eire  |  31

I'm totally for punishing the boy if he was a bully and I think making him run is fitting. However, I find that pretty pathetic that the dad needed to advertise that to the world just for attention and likes.
Your kid's education is a private matter, if you invite the world to comment on it, don't be surprised when they just do that. Shaming him online is not exactly helping.

  julfunky  |  29

I think it’s great. It’s showing parents who aren’t disciplining their children what ACTUAL parenting looks like. I honestly don’t care why he chose to post it, I’m just glad he did.

By  chucorandi5  |  6

shoot this isnt child abuse u have to run the mile in p.e this is no diff its just his dad making him run since he wus kicked off the bus and all the people saying other wise probally has children who has no respect for them or is a bully acts up in school at home etc... thats the problem with the world today everyone is 2 sensitive and u cant punish ur children in anyway wothout someone geting upset and screaming child abuse smh... i got my ass whooped things taken away from me grounded and extra chores fpr acting up and i turned out just fine