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I just called CPS on my neighbors....Did I do the right thing?

Posted by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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I just got off a 25 minute call to CPS.  I called on my neighbor.. today was just the last straw. 

Next door to me live 3 little boys.  One is in kindergarten, and the twins are in 1st grade.  The mother works at a 7-11 and a teenage girl lives at the house.  The girl, that the boys call a nanny, put them outside in 33 degree weather with only short sleeves on,... no coats, no sweatshirts.. nothing.... slammed the door shut... and wouldn't reopen it even with the 3 boy crying and knocking on the door.  They stood outside for 20 minutes until the bus came to pick them up.  This has been happening for about the last month.

There have also been times when I have seen them being whipped with a spatula.  And I do mean whipped..

Anytime that those boys are home, they are screaming and sobbing.  They are not let out of the house to play or visit with friends.

I also have to be careful... just last month the sheriffs raided the house and arrested 6 teenagers there.  Some for drug possession, some for burgulary, some on outstanding warrents.

Do you think I did the right thing?  I'm home all the time (I'm disabled) and have been told to mind my own business.


by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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romanceparty4u
by Ruby Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM

You did the right thing, however, your name should never be given by any outside agency as the reporter.

Keep calling until you see results.

Who told you to mind your own business?

_WC_Mama
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Those poor Kids :-(,you did the right thing

mom_dl6
by Platinum Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Yeah  i'd say so that is def. abuse, those poor kids !

grayhairgranny
by Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The teenagers that live there.   They stand in the road in front of my house and yell and curse at me.

Aslen
by Platinum Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I"d have called too, and I'd still be calling.

vrbtnseele
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Yes, you did the right thing. Poor kids.
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sarah.xo
by on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM

You did the right thing!

Nickie76
by Silver Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM

GOOD JOB!!!

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CJsMommy622
by Silver Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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What does your neighbor say about all this activity happening? I'm assuming she's aware that this teenager is sending her kids out in the cold without appropriate clothing?

redhead-bedhead
by Platinum Member on Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM
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It is always the right thing if you believe a child is being abused.
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