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Dad Went to Class With His Son After His Teacher Kept Emailing to Complain He Was Being Disrespectful

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As a kid, I was pretty chatty. Every report card I brought home had a note that basically said, “Heather is a good student…but she really needs to work on her talking in class.” My parents tried all sorts of threats to shut me up, but nothing really worked. However, they never threatened to show up in my classroom, unlike a dad in Texas. When his son’s physics teacher made multiple complaints about how much the boy talked, the dad said he’d show up in his son’s classroom to keep him quiet — and he followed through.

Brad Howard is 17 and, as he told BuzzFeed, he “likes to talk a lot.” His physics teacher kept emailing his dad about it, prompting his dad to tell him, “if we get another call I’m going to show up in school and sit beside you in class.” When Brad’s dad (also named Brad) got another call from the teacher, he knew he had to make good on his threat.

Brad Senior sent a picture of himself sitting next to Junior in class to his wife, who immediately sent it out to friends and family.

oh snap

image: BuzzFeed

And, bless her, Junior’s sister tweeted the picture when dad went to class with his son for all of us to enjoy.

YEAH she did

Image: Twitter / @mollih04

I really appreciate the full-family effort to troll Brad Junior.

Junior told BuzzFeed that he was totally surprised to find his dad waiting for him at his desk. “I didn’t even notice him until after I had said hi to all of my friends, but I was super shocked.” LOL yeah, I would have been, too.

Brad Senior didn’t particularly enjoy the situation. “I was a bit nervous being there among the teenagers,” he told BuzzFeed. “Mentally I hadn’t prepared to go into a situation like that.” That’s a little dramatic, but okay. He did mention that his son’s friends got a kick out of it. “I think they had a good time. Especially knowing that Bradley was put in an uncomfortable situation.”

While Brad Junior’s physics teacher was grateful, Brad Senior doesn’t want to have to go to his son’s school ever again. “I pray it was a one-time thing,” he said. “I don’t think I’d ever do it again.” Better make sure Brad Junior doesn’t know that.