Posted: Mar 19, 2011 1:46 PM by AP
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Wearing a sign around his neck that read, "Honk if I need an education," 15-year-old James Mond III stood for nearly four hours on a Tampa, Fla., street corner.
Fed up with his bad grades, his mother sent him there hoping to teach him a lesson about the importance of an education.
Ronda Holder never finished high school and doesn't want the same for her son.
So she sent him out Wednesday with a sign telling the world about his 1.22 GPA.
His middle school has since enrolled him in after-school tutoring.
The Department of Children and Families is investigating whether the incident might be a form of maltreatment.
Holder says she doesn't care about the critics. She wants her son to have an education.
Plenty of people honked.
Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com
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