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  •  But BEFORE the boy was withdrawn (3+ / 0-)
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    School personnel are mandated reporters. There are signs of neglect that mandated reporters are trained to recognize such as coming to school in dirty, inadequate or inappropriate clothing, always seeming to be hungry, hoarding food, physical symptoms of malnutrition such as emaciation or distended stomach.  

    Surely these signs would have been evident before the boy was withdrawn from school, especially if he was special needs and had an IEP.  Where was his caseworker?  What the hell was going on here?

    Light is seen through a small hole.

    by houyhnhnm on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:33:28 PM PST

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    •  I don't know (1+ / 0-)
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      Cassandra Waites

      Reports are that he would walk out to where the bus would meet him an hour before the bus would get there and sit out in the cold, rain, sun, whatever.   Early in the morning, he was out of his house a morning in advance and everyone knew it.

      I'm also not a fan of this "we can't follow up".

      If someone elects to homeschool, you have to let them.   But I don't think that means that the school should be barred from going by and making sure the kid is OK..

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      by Chris Reeves on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 05:37:52 PM PST

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