The stepmother of a 10-year-old bully clearly didn't see the irony when she punished her daughter by forcing her to wear dowdy charity shop clothes.
The stepmother acted when a teacher told her that the girl, called Kaylee, was picking on another pupil by teasing her about her unfashionable wardrobe.
So she made her stepdaughter wear clothes, costing less than $50, for two days so that she would feel empathy with her victim.
In an email to the stepmum, called Ally, the teacher reported that Kaylee had been 'harassing' the student for at least three weeks and was so mean to the girl about her dress sense that the victim said she didn't want to attend school.
At one point, she told the other student that she 'dressed liked a sleaze.'
After a fruitless talk with Kaylee, Ally decided to take matters into her own hands to teach her stepdaughter a lesson.
She said: "Someone not wanting to go to school anymore based off of something that one other little person said to them. I mean, that's huge, that's damaging."
Ally went to a local thrift store and spent just under $50 brought home outfits Kaylee would never wear.
Kaylee told KSTU-TV that she actually cried when she first saw the clothes and that her classmates 'talked behind her back' when she wore them to school. But as contradictory as the punishment might seem, Kaylee said she had learned a lesson.