I need your help on this one.
I don’t think I have a problem with kids playing on their own with little or no adult supervision.
But, I responded that I do not believe if a parent lets their children wonder off that the Police should then be responsible for finding the kids.
Was I to judgmental? Or, should parents who let their children wander off, use 911 to find their kids?
Readers –Here’s what the police blotter in Johnson City, Tenn. describes as this mom’s crime:
On Thursday, June 7, 2012 April L Lawson, W/F, 27, 1104 King Springs Rd, Johnson City, TN was arrested by officers of the Johnson City Police Department and charged with child neglect. The arrest stems from a 911 call in reference to a missing child. During the investigation, officers discovered that Lawson had allowed her two children, ages 8 and 5, to walk to the playground at Mountain View Elementary School where they were without adult supervision and unattended. After sending someone to check on the children about an hour later, the mother discovered that the children were missing, at which time she called 911. The investigation revealed that the children had walked away from the playground and went to a house nearby, at which time they were accompanied back to their residence just prior…
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