MIAMI - Seventh grader Michael Bell Jr. brought home bad grades, so his parents made him hit the streets and wear a sign reading, "Hey, I want to be a class clown, is it wrong?" On the flip side, it asks cars to honk if they think three failing grades are bad.
"I don't like it, but I know that it's my fault," said Michael Bell Jr.
Bell Jr. is failing civics, language arts and math and his Dad is not happy. So instead of a fun spring break, this teenager has a unique punishment.
"He has been screwing up in school, behavior and academics and right now I am trying to send a message to him," said Michael Bell Sr.
That message is to pull up his grades or you might find yourself sporting a sandwich board on North Kendall Drive next semester.
"Right now, this is the only thing I have left to try and reach him," said Bell Sr.
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