Dad Gets Jail for Making Son Walk to School In Cold
LIMA, Ohio (AP) _ A man was sentenced to six months in jail for making his 7-year-old son walk to school in temperatures around zero.
The first-grader, who lived five miles from school, was found shivering and crying about a mile from home Feb. 1.
Thomas Huber, 36, was convicted in July of child endangerment. The boy’s mother, Lisa, is awaiting trial.
In addition to the jail sentence Tuesday, Municipal Judge Rikard Workman fined Huber $500.
Huber testified that he never intended to make his son, Brian, walk the entire way to school.
He said Brian had repeatedly missed the bus, so Huber decided to make him start walking, then check on him after a few minutes. Huber said he couldn’t find the boy when he went to check on him and thought he had arrived at school.
Brian and his two siblings were taken into county custody.