POSTED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Saturday, October 5, 2013 - 1:28pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — One Killeen, Texas boy had to learn a lesson the hard way at Ft. Hood Street and W. Veterans Memorial Boulevard Wednesday.
A 4th grader spent the afternoon holding a sign that says "I am a bully. Honk if you hate bullies."
His father, Jose Lagares, says he came up with the punishment after his son got in trouble for bullying several times at school.
"Bullying is also a form of public humiliation. Maybe he understands that when he humiliates someone publicly that doesn't feel good," said Lagares, "Hopefully he'll take that with him so the next time he tries to bully someone he'll think about it twice."
Lagares says most passerbys gave him positive feedback.
A father in Central, La. recently tried this similar tactic with his son and says it paid off. Click here to view that story .
October is National Bullying Prevention Month.