A mother faces a year in jail after forcing her 10 year old son to walk almost five miles to school after he was banned from the school bus.
Valerie Borders said she wanted to teach her son Nequavion a lesson after his bad behaviour led to his bus riding privileges being suspended at his school in Arkansas.
The 34-year-old ordered him to walk to school from their home in Jonesboro, rather than drive him to school.
But during his 4.6mile walk he was spotted by a security guard as he crossed a bank parking lot.
The guard called police who took the boy to school and then contacted his mother who was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.