Mom follows daughter with camera after she ditches class, shames her on Facebook

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CASPER, Wyo. -- A high school student in Wyoming is sorry she ditched class. It's not the punishment from the school that bothers her, it's what her mother did.

With the camera rolling by her daughter's side, Jeannie Crutchfield walked right into school and into her child's classroom.

"I told you. I warned you. Make me come to this school," mother Jeannie Crutchfield said.

"Why am I here Ricki?"

"Because you thought I was ditching," said Ricki Durant, 14. "I'm not ditching."

"Really? Really?" Crutchfield said.

"Yes. Yes," Durant replied.

Durant was caught ditching class. Her mother wasn't happy. Taking matters into her own hands and doing what every mother has always dreamed of doing when her kids act up.

"So guess what I'm doing Ricki. We're going to go to class and we're going to hold hands and sit together. Isn't that great? Mommy and daughter? Going to class together," Crutchfield said.

The mother was sending a bold message: There's no room for ditching.

"It was kind of just spur of moment," Crutchfield said. "It was yeah, no. I debated whether I was going to do it or not and I was like I'm just going to do it."

The video was three minutes long but has since been pulled from YouTube with the wording, "This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy prohibiting content designed to harass, bully or threaten."

The commentary was nonstop.

"Come on Ri. What's wrong? Don't you want to tell your friends why I'm here?" the mother says.

"My mother is crazy," Durant said. "That's all she kept saying. I'm not ditching. I'm not ditching. Until she let go of that lie I'm not stopping."

Durant finally caved and Crutchfield got Durant to stop, only it isn't easy.

"You can let go of the lie. I told you. I warned you. Make me come to this school because you can't act right. I warned you didn't I? Say Hi Facebook," Crutchfield said.

As if coming to school, embarrassing her child and recording it wasn't bad enough, Crutchfield took it a step further when she posted the video on Facebook.

The video has gone viral and has been viewed more than 87,000 times. But it has sparked a controversy of if she went too far.

"She's not just going to skip school and think it's not OK to go hang out with her friends when she should be in class," Crutchfield said.

Added Durant: "It just goes to show that my mom cares."



1 Comment

  • jj

    I say good for you mom…. every bodies got an opinion but you are showing her you care and expect more from her. Good for you.

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