From the Daily Oklahoman:
The girl was forced to stand for an hour Friday on the well-traveled Edmond corner of Memorial and Boulevard, holding a sign insinuating that she is destined for the streets if her grades don’t improve.
The sign read: “I don’t do my homework and I act up in school, so my parents are preparing me for my future. Will work for food.” The Edmond School District was closed Friday for teacher conferences. The 14-year-old stood still and silent on the corner while people in passing cars pointed and jeered. The only words she uttered when questioned by The Oklahoman were: “My teachers lied on me.”
Her mother, Tasha Henderson, doesn’t buy that excuse. She said she had tried all other ways to get her daughter to pay more attention in school.
“I told her if she didn’t get her grades up, she would be out on the corner, so here we are,” she said. “I gave her fair warning; I had to stick to my guns.”
Police Sgt. Randy Chapa arrived at the scene and told the mother she could be cited for psychological abuse of a child. Instead, Chapa wrote a report because the sign posed a safety distraction to drivers and a danger to the teenager.