Principal’s strict rule that turns parents away from school goes viral

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Picture courtesy of Catholic High School for Boys Facebook page

Picture courtesy of Catholic High School for Boys Facebook page

LITTLE ROCK, AR – A strict rule at a catholic high school for boys in Arkansas is going viral nationwide.

The principal put this picture on the Catholic High School for Boys Facebook page last Wednesday.

The sign reads, “If you are dropping off your son’s forgotten lunch, books, homework, equipment, etc., please TURN AROUND and exit the building. Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence.”

The post has been shared more than 100,000 times.

The school’s principal says his students need to learn to be responsible for themselves.

“It’s simply to help boys avoid the default switch of calling mom and dad when things don’t go right to come bail them out,” Principal Steve Straessle told KARK-TV.

Many people have had different thoughts about the strict rule, but Straessle says he has the students’ best interest in mind.

One common concern is that kids who forget their lunch will starve, but Straessle told KARK-TV he won’t let that happen.