PARENTS

Mum Asks Police To Stage Son's Arrest To Teach Him A Lesson For Misbehaving In School

05/05/2015 12:21 BST | Updated 05/05/2015 14:59 BST

A 10-year-old boy got the shock of his life when the police arrested him for misbehaving in school.

The boy's mother, Chiquita Hill, 33, enlisted the help of the police to teach her son a lesson after his teacher said he was: "rude and disrespectful, not listening, talking back, not doing his school work."

"I knew I had to do something to shock [Sean]," Hill, from Georgia, US, told ABC News.

discipline

She added that Sean thought she was bluffing when she made the phone call to the police, but when the off-duty officers arrived at the family's home "that's when it hit him".

The officers had a quiet word with Hill, telling her that they would handcuff Sean and put him in the back of the police car for five minutes.

None-the-wiser Sean thought he was actually being arrested and when he was let out of the police car he ran to his mother, gave her the biggest hug and said "I'll never do it again".

chiquita hill

The mother and son then sat down to discusses why it is important Sean always thinks about the consequences of his actions and how his behaviour affects others.

"I'm glad I did this," Hill said. "He will be 11 this month. He's hitting that pre-teen age.

"I want to stop anything from happening while he's young and impressionable."

Hill added that she doesn't want to be "the Baltimore mum", referring to Tonya Graham, the mother who was caught on camera slapping and shouting at her 16-year-old son, who had been attempting to take part in the Baltimore riots.

"I completely understand why she did what she did," added Hill. "But I don't want to get to that point with my only son."

Hill took photos of the "arrest", which she then shared on social media, to a mixed response.

"Parenting does not come with a manual," she told New York Daily News.

"I raised my son the best way I know how so he can be a productive member of society."

SEE ALSO:

Barber Rusty Fred Gives 'Old Man' Haircuts To Punish Naughty Kids

Five Ways To Not Screw Up Your Kids

Hill staged her sons arrest, but some parents really do "use the police as a way to discipline their children", according to a recent report.

The report, compiled by police inspectorate Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, in March 2014, found that police have unnecessarily arrested children for incidents including: fighting over a TV remote control, damaging a fence and pushing a parent.

Creative Discipline Tactics That Actually Work!