Mother Arrested For Beating Child Over Bad Grades, Making Her Wear Shame Shirt To School: “I Can No Longer Have ANY Friends”
You have to get creative with your forms of disciplinary action as a parent, because if you’re not careful, and a little too reckless, the police will be knocking at your door and throwing you in jail.
According to NBC News, a Florida woman was not pleased to find out that her daughter had earned some pretty poor grades. To punish her, not only did Melany Joyce Alexander beat her with a belt, but the 31-year-old woman made the child go to school with a T-shirt that said the following on the front and back. Be warned, this is exactly how everything was written:
My name is (word removed) I currently have all F’s in all of my classes. I am not aloud to have a boyfriend no time soon. So back OFF before I get another good woopin like I got last night. Also I can no longer have ANY friends until ALL of my F’s are ALL brought up to C’s and up!!! So unless you are helping me with this goal… BACK OFF!!! My eating french fries & being a social butterfly is over because I know why my parents send me to school. I now know the IMPORTANCE of my education. I will learn. I will listen to my teachers and be respectful, at all times. I will do these things because I am failing (word removed) due to my social life. Want to be my friend 🙂 Help me by not!!!”
When school officials at West Hernando Middle School saw the young girl with the shirt on, they approached her and noticed that she had bruises and belt marks all over her arms and down to her wrists. The child told school officials she had received a beating with a belt (a leather one with holes and metal divots) the night before. Officials gave her a different shirt to wear and police were called over the bruises.
Alexander was arrested on Friday on suspicion of child abuse after admitting that she did hit her child multiple times. She is currently being held on $2,500 bond and was ordered to not have contact with the child.
The Department of Children and Families is now involved and according to NBC News, after looking at more bruises on her neck, chest, back and legs, the bruises are in line with an excessive beating.