Michigan mom calls police on son who wouldn't wake up for school

Grand Blanc Twp. Police officer takes boy to school after mom said he wouldn't wake up for class. (Picture from Crystal Towns)

GRAND BLANC TWP, Mich (WEYI) — Crystal Towns has had enough with the morning struggle of waking her son up for school in the morning.

"I woke him up. He thought he was just going to not go and I said 'nope you're learning today boy,'" said Towns.

Towns struggled with her son, working to wake him up.

"He blamed his sister for not waking him up, and I had it. So I called the school resource officer to come pick him up. He wasn't bad, he just thought he was gonna not go to school again, said Towns.

Towns then grabbed her phone and called a school resource officer with Grand Blanc Township who came to her house and met her son at the door.

"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" and they left.

Towns hopes this will serve as a lesson for her son and others to wake up and go to school.

Parenting is hard.

As much as we try sometimes our kids need a lesson from a role model.

That's what happened to one Grand Blanc mom whose son has struggled to get out of bed for school.

14-year-old Grand Blanc West middle schooler Zachary Towns is just a normal teenager who loves fortnight and playing on his phone. But late night screen time recently got him into some trouble.

“I'm pretty lazy can't lie I like to sleep in,” he said.

Zachary's mom Crystal Towns knows what it's like to be busy. Between working three jobs and dropping her kids off at after school activities Crystal means business. Especially in the morning.

“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,” she said.

Zachary wasn't surprised when a knock at the door turned out to be his school resource officer from the Grand Blanc Township Police Department.

“I wasn't very shocked at all I was just like oh ok off to Dan. She does a lot of things like this. She's one of those moms that will get on you but my mom could care less,” Zachary said.

Zachary got a ride to school in the back of a cop car. But he also learned a lesson that only comes from a little tough love.

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

“I did what I needed to do I would do it all over again and feel good about it,” Crystal said.

Crystal wants everyone to know her son is not a bad kid.

She says he's smart, has a big heart and would do anything for anyone.

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