Mom follows daughter with camera after daughter ditches class

ByInformation via KTWO KTRK logo
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Mom's lesson about skipping school
A mother followed her daughter around school with a camera to teach her a lesson about skipping school

CASPER, WY (KTRK) -- A teenage girl in Wyoming learned a harsh lesson on why you shouldn't play hooky.

Jeannie Crutchfield did the unthinkable when she got word of her daughter ditching class: She followed her through her school with a camera in hand, recording her every move to make sure she attended class - and then posted the video to Facebook.

"It was kind of just spur of moment. It was yeah know. I debated whether I was going to do it or not and I was like I'm just going to do it," Crutchfield told ABC affiliate KTWO.

Crutchfield says she wanted to send her 14-year-old daughter a bold message that truancy will not be tolerated.

"You thought it was cute to ditch with your friends. Now lets see how cute you think is sit with mom during class," Crutchfield told her daughter.

Crutchfield's daughter admits she was extremely embarrassed but realizes her mother did this only because she cares.

"It just goes to show that my mom cares. My friend Ruby, she's in WCC and she said she wished her mom would have done that for her," Ricki Durant said.