Parents are outraged after a six-year-old boy was forced to eat lunch alone behind a cardboard divider, simply because he was one minute late for school.

The mother of first-grader Hunter Cmelo snapped photos of him sitting isolated from the other children during lunch at Lincoln Elementary School in Grants Pass, Oregon.

In the images, Hunter sits next to a cup with the letter "D" for "detention," as he looks at the other children's lunch tables.

Hunter's family says he was humiliated and left crying from the embarrassing public shaming.

His grandmother posted the photos to Facebook. They have been shared thousands of times and hundreds of complaints have since poured in to the school district.

 

School officials explained that the cardboard barrier is part of the principal’s punishment for students who are regularly late for school.

Hunter’s family says he has been tardy several times recently because of his mother’s health issues and car trouble, and it's obviously not the six-year-old's fault.

After receiving many complaints, the school released a statement, saying, "This afternoon, Principal Fitzsimmons was able to meet with both parents to discuss their concerns. We are pleased to report the meeting was productive. The parents' concerns were politely discussed and, ultimately, the issues were resolved."

Watch the outrageous clip from "Fox and Friends Weekend" above.


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