SPRING, Texas - His mother says they have tried every discipline method in the book, and they have not been enough to straighten out a 12-year-old boy named Dylan.
So after the boy was suspended from school for cussing out his teacher, it was time for desperate measures.
Family friend Rachel Macha made a sign that read "I was suspended from school for cussing out my teacher" and forced the boy to stand alongside a busy road in Spring. He stood... and stood... and stood, obviously humiliated from being part of the public spectacle.
Passersby were split on the high-profile punishment, with parents leaning towards supporting the decision and younger folks thinking it was a bit extreme.
Time will tell whether it was enough to change the boy's behavior.