hamster looking at cameraWhen my son's report card indicated he'd been fooling around too much and needed to pay more attention in class, I told him he'd have to work on this or face consequences. I was thinking no TV or playdates, something along those lines.

A Georgia mom who didn't like her 12 year old son's grades forced him to kill his beloved pet hamster with a hammer.

Wow, what can you say, except maybe, DFCS?

That's exactly what happened to this nutjob 38-year-old mother who thought murdering an innocent pet was the best way to teach her son a lesson.

According to the Washington Post Online, the boy was upset and told his teacher, who reported it to the Division of Family and Child Services, who contacted police.

Lynn Middlebrooks Geter of Warm Springs faces one charge each of animal cruelty, child cruelty and battery.

Okay, so this story is crazy extreme beyond belief, but taking it down a notch, what's the worst punishment you've ever handed out for bad grades?