Michigan mom Crystal Towns works three jobs and cares for her two children. That means sticking to a schedule is crucial.

So she took some serious action when her 14-year-old son, Zachary, wouldn’t wake up for school recently, according to NBC 25.

The teen had already been tardy to Grand Blanc West Middle School several times and Towns wasn’t about to let him get away with it again. She told the outlet:

“I woke him up. He thought he was just going to not go and I said ‘nope you’re learning today boy.'”

The mom warned her son in the past that she’d call his school’s resource officer if he wouldn’t get up again.

So she dialed up Officer Dan Wolschleger when he didn’t listen. Towns told NBC 25:

“I don’t have time in the morning to have him missing the bus and not waking up on time because his sister didn’t wake him up or his alarm clock didn’t go up so I had it this morning. I told him that if this kept occurring I would have to call the school cop and so that’s what I did.”

Soon enough, the officer showed up at the family’s door. Towns said:

“I called [the officer’s] cell phone and he answered and he came and got him, came to the door, knocked then told him “I’m here to take you to school and you are riding in the backseat.”

Zachary said he “wasn’t very shocked at all” when the police officer came because he’d been late to school so many times.

The teen admitted he should have just gotten up:

“I don’t think I should have pushed my mom’s limits because that’s the 100th time I’ve done it this year.”

And it seems Grand Blanc Township police were happy to help the mom out.

Police Chief Ron Wiles told Yahoo Lifestyle that their officers want to make sure the community’s students get the most out of school:

“They truly care about the students and often go above and beyond to help them and their families be successful.”

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20 Replies to “Mom With Three Jobs Was Fed up When Son Wouldn’t Wake up for School — So She Called the Police”

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    Pouring cold water on them gets them out of bed in a hurry. You have to make it uncomfortable or they will stay there

    • Robert Miles 7 months ago

      So you want the bed to be wet the following night? An ice pack should do the job without leaving the bed wet.

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    A little late. Should have been after the third time.

  • Efrain Osorio 7 months ago

    And nobody ask, where is the dad? The freaking looser!!!!

    • Anonymous 7 months ago

      Probably got chased off what used to be his own property… Don’t automatically assume he’s absent by choice…

      • Anonymous 7 months ago

        Anonymous because you are probably a dead beat dad yourself!!!

    • Anonymous 7 months ago

      And what if the dad’s passed away or something? That would make your comment insensitive!!!

  • Jessica Bryant 7 months ago

    Kudos to Mom. Did the right thing by nipping it in the bud now. He will hopefully learn from it and you won’t be fighting this and similar issues down the road.

  • Frito el bandido 7 months ago

    For the life of me I don’t understand families now a days. My mom always took care of business when me and my siblings were growing up if we got out of line. We don’t believe in calling ANYONE on family matters.!

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    Absolutely correct. Snow down the underwear works great too.

  • Milly 7 months ago

    Anything to help a hard working mom.

  • Sherryanna Bellissimo 7 months ago

    She did the right thing and it worked. Community policing at its best. Respect your parents and the law is essential to a solid moral charachter even if you have to learn the hard way.

  • Craig Murphy 7 months ago

    They used to have truant officers. I guess they still do.

  • MariaRose 7 months ago

    Everyone who felt this was too severe of a punishment in making the child (teenager) responsible for getting to school, obviously is highly into the umbrella parenting style. Apparently, this mother despite working multiple jobs kept her focus on her children and their school activity, plus worked closely with the truancy officers who appear from the story to be approachable and worked with the parents to enable children to attend school. Most truancy officers aren’t that nice, mainly because of their workload and the violent tendencies of whom they are given to follow up on. (most students who are referred usually are in gangs).
    I know that by the time our children get to high school, they should be able to do a lot of things for themselves (like getting up to go to school and attending classes). An attentive interactive parent will note if there’s a problem with school and will know by discussions how to offer help, way before it becomes a truancy problem, but sometimes your children will find ways to keep skipping class a secret, without understanding the consequences of those actions. I got mine to stop by making them attend summer school as a makeup to achieve the grade level versus repeating the whole year.
    With today’s technology, you can find out your child’s progress in school via the internet.

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    Way to go mom!! Ida done it after the third time!! U snooze u loose buster get ur butt up n get to school!! Props to School Officer n mom!

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    Cold water pored on me didn’t work, taking my blanket didn’t work. My mom would go get my dad. That worked

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    As the parent, im the one who has a hard time waking up in the morning cause im so sleep deprived. I am sooo glad my teens can hear their alarms cause I sleep right through mine. Lol But smart thinking mom!

  • Mari Guercioni 7 months ago

    Definitely back up this mom’s decision. I had a difficult time waking up for school, and my children did their best to make it on time. 2 of my 3 children did make it to school on time! My 3rd child was in a different school program, however.
    KIDS NEED TO LEARN ABOUT RESPONSIBILITIES !

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    i should have learned that one.

  • Anonymous 7 months ago

    I’m with his Mom!! Kids don’t look at the big picture to see how their actions can hinder them in the future!!!!!

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