- Lynn Middlebrooks Geter forced her son to kill his pet hamster
How do you usually deal with your kids when they do something bad? What sort of punishment do you use to ensure that they really learn their lessons? Well, a mother in Georgia, USA forced her 12-year old son to kill his hamster as punishment for getting bad grades. Now, wait a minute, what does a hamster have anything to do with school performance?
The day after the incident, the boy told his teacher who in turn told the authorities about this unusual and cruel type of punishment. Now, 38-year old Lynn Middlebrooks Geter is facing charges of animal cruelty, child cruelty and battery.
What type of discipline do you enforce in your family? Was there ever a time that you resorted to something grave as this?