In the spring of 2015, a 6-year-old boy arrived late to school in Grants Pass, OR. His family was having car trouble that day, and his mom Nicole knew Hunter would be getting a detention during lunch for being tardy.
During lunch, Nicole visited Hunter to see how he was holding up — but she was shocked when she walked into the lunch room and discovered his detention was more like a public shaming than fair punishment. Nicole saw Hunter seated all alone at a table with a cardboard partition right in front of his face, preventing him from seeing or making contact with other students.
There was also a cup with a “D” written on it, which stood for detention. He was crying and humiliated.