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Should the boy have been taken from his parents?

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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Question: Were the parents wrong to tie him to the house? Should he have been taken away?

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yes

no

I don't know


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This is a touchy subject so I made it a poll so you could answer...in secret!  shhhhh secret!  Or if you feel strongly about this please post your opinion. 

This is from a article about the missing boy in CA who was found the next day.

Joshua is prone to running away and in previous years the school has placed a tether on him when he is escorted between classrooms, Elderkin said.

However, the boy had not run away in the three weeks since the new school year began.

His family was forced out of their home last month by a foreclosure proceeding. The parents lost custody of Joshua after a real estate agent noticed the boy was tied to the house, his father said.

"We had to lightly tether him while we were moving stuff out of our house," his father, Ron Robb, told KNBC. "We know for a fact that the reason he escaped was because he was trying to look for mom and dad."



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/13/autistic-boy-missing-in-southern-california-woods/#ixzz1XzO6MA9M
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:44 PM
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RochelleFS
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 11:58 PM
IDK, I suppose that would depend on the manner in which he was tethered and whether this was done at the suggestion of a therapist or doctor, or for that matter whether his doctors or therapists had been aware and helping the family with this behavior. Was he well cared for, loved, ect.?
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paisleysmum
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 2:45 AM

Your right hard to answer. I think thy should make Lo-jack available for kids like this, they could design it to look like a watch that way if he did, they could locate him immediatly

 

mallowcup17
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 3:11 AM

wow i dont know. i mean if this was a constant thing and there were other factors of abuse but if it was just being done to make sure he was safe for a breif period of time then i say no...i really dont know how to answer since i dont know the boys life with his parents. 

shell3m
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 4:55 AM

No I don't believe so.  He was tethered in the yard so they could pack and get things ready quickly without having to worry that their little boy was going to go running off and getting picked up by God only knows who.  They should have never lost custody of him, that was just a little uncalled for in my opinion and over the top.  What were they supposed to do with him??  Lock him the basement or attic?  no.   Lock him in the car?  no  Lock him in his room or the bathroom?  no.  They let him play in the yard while that packed.  OH MY........what horrible parents.  **eye roll**   Ya, lets not go after and do anything to the parents to put cigs out on their kids arms or put their hand on the stove to "teach them a lesson" or pop an arm out of socked and then beat the child when they cry or do things even worse.  ya, lets not doing about that.....lets go after parents who let their child outside while they packed in the safest way they knew how.  Instead of pulling that child away they should have given them better advice if they thought it was wrong. 

ROGUEM
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 7:03 AM

In the article ...see above, it says the school tethered him too. 

momof3_dll
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 8:02 AM
That's what irks me, the parents get punished but the school can get away with it. I think it was wrong for them to take him away from his parents. Like Shell said, if they didn't like how he was tethered, then suggest alternatives to the situation. Obviously the boy needs some type of safety measure to ensure he doesn't run.

Quoting ROGUEM:

In the article ...see above, it says the school tethered him too. 

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RockinMama0608
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 8:40 AM


Quoting ROGUEM:

In the article ...see above, it says the school tethered him too. 

Thats horrible  =(

RockinMama0608
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 8:41 AM

I voted I don't know...

shell3m
by on Sep. 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM

I could agree more.  They did it the way school did so he wouldn't run while they packed and THEY got into trouble for it?  Crazy.

Quoting momof3_dll:

That's what irks me, the parents get punished but the school can get away with it. I think it was wrong for them to take him away from his parents. Like Shell said, if they didn't like how he was tethered, then suggest alternatives to the situation. Obviously the boy needs some type of safety measure to ensure he doesn't run.

Quoting ROGUEM:

In the article ...see above, it says the school tethered him too. 


aidensmomma508
by Wendy on Sep. 15, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I found he is now in costudy of one of his teachers.....also that ozzy osbourne and country songs helped find him.

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