Aurora admitted she likes to steal. So as punishment, the mother had her wear a t-shirt to school that read, "I steal!!! Steal means taking property belonging to someone else without permission..." with the back reading, "I steal...Please watch me." The 2nd grader said that she was made fun of by her classmates and the principal had her cover the shirt up. According to Ms. Rocha, the stealing shirt worked and after the one day Aurora wore the shirt, her stealing stopped.
Rocha planned a âbullyâ shirt for her son, but school district officials told her that she could not make her kids wear those types of shirts to school. Ron Echols, superintendent of Fort Morgan Schools said, "I respect her right to do what's best for her familyâŠBut, I wish she would leave the school out of it. We cannot support something that is demeaning to the kids." Ms. Rocha believes that the school is overstepping, and that she is just trying to teach her children to be accountable adding, "We are trying to parent at home, so they don't end up in foster care. So, they don't end up in jail. So, they don't end up in prison later on."