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    Va. Man Forces Son to Run to School in the Rain for Bullying

    A father in Virginia who said his son was kicked off the bus for three days for bullying made him run to school instead. In the rain. (Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018)

    A father in Virginia who said his son was kicked off the bus for three days for bullying made him run to school instead. In the rain. 

    Bryan Thornhill's Facebook Live video, recorded while driving behind his 10-year-old son, Hayden Thornhill, picked up more than 23 million views.

    Hayden Thornhill, who has ADHD, has gotten in trouble at school before, WSLS reports. This time, his father decided to step his punishment up, making the boy run a mile to school in the rain. 

    "I was feeling bad for the rain but I was like 'You know what? We need to wash this attitude away and calm him down.' And it worked. It worked brilliantly," Bryan Thornhill said.

    Thornhill also shared video of his son's second and third morning jogs, along with parenting advice. 

    "If you get your panties in a wad seeing a kid jog, well I feel sorry for you,'' he said in the Facebook Live. "You probably need a lap or two.'' 

    A third video shows he and the boy's sister trying to run with him. The boy leaves his dad far behind. 

    Thornhill says they joke that the boy will either be fast or obedient, but "so far we're working on fast."