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Teen forced to stand on corner for bad grades

February 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A mom in Tampa, Fla., is using the tough love approach to get her son to study. The mom has ordered the 15-year-old to stand on a street corner wearing a sign.

The sign says he has a 1.22 GPA and asks drivers to "Honk if you think I need an education."

The mom said she's tried everything to get him to get his grades up, including taking away his cell phone. "Until he straightens up his grades and gets his education on track, he's going to work that corner," said mother Ronda Holder.

And it's not just her son she's trying to influence. She said she hopes other kids see him and are scared into getting good grades.