cryinoutloud: "Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.
deanayer: Thats ten miles a day. Thats too damn far for a kid that age or any really. Its not the distance as much as the time. Its about two hours a day of just walking and thats about an hour and a half less time to do homework for this kid. I would have made him walk it the first day to make a point but after that I would have driven him. If he had a bike to ride it might be a different story and I would factor in the temperature as well. The really issue is where the dark is Daddy? All these problems always go back to where the fark is Daddy.
BretMavrik: The five miles is irrelevant here. The guard called the cops, the kid was picked up and the mother was cited because of where he was, not how far he was walking. It doesn't matter whether he was in the middle of a five mile walk or a half-mile walk, the same thing would have happened.
deanayer: Its about two hours a day of just walking and thats about an hour and a half less time to do homework for this kid.
cryinoutloud: On Monday, his mother ordered him to walk to school, almost five miles from their home. During his walk he crossed a bank parking lot, catching the eye of a security guard surprised to see a child alone in the area."Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.Listen up, parents--your kids are not allowed to be out running the streets and walking across bank parking lots. Why, there might be a car around there somewhere./f*cking loony tunes//surprised any modern kid could even walk five miles
kisseswookies: The My Little Pony Killer: kisseswookies: My group of friends started procreating and some of the names make me face palm.Country CreekAxl ActionNiga (pronounced Nye-jah)XiolaI love my friends but C'MON!Please oh please let those two be siblings.Sigh, no. But Country was named after that awful Walmart baby movie, and Axl was named after that awful 80/90s band./again, love my friends but CMON!
bunner: "If we see a child and see the child out in a location where they shouldn't be, feel free to call the police.""Borders will appear in court later this month, and if found guilty, she could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. "That's a wrap. Burn everything down and pack the ashes in styrofoam./took two public transit buses, each way and then walked to school in 4th grade. That's age 9.
PsiChick: I'm an avid hiker, so I'm getting a kick out of this. I'd also like to invite these posters to actually walk five miles. No, not five blocks...five miles.Can a ten-year-old do it? Yes--but is it safe? No, because if the ten-year-old gets too cold, too hot, dehydrated, or sprains an ankle, they may not be able to get to help. This is a very basic safety issue. Could a ten-year-old walk a mile alone? Yes. But five? No, and making them walk it puts you quite rightly at risk of endangerment charges./Is it completely impossible for parents to take away computer privileges anymore?
Coyote Doyenne: Ask your doctor if Nequavion® is right for you.
cman: Making your child walk to school is now endangering the welfare of a child?What world do I live in again?
Javacrucian: sendtodave: Actually, I kinda like it. Sounds almost Shakespearean.If he were a turn of the 16th century European I'd agree.
deanayer: Thats ten miles a day. Thats too damn far for a kid that age or any really. Its not the distance as much as the time. Its about two hours a day of just walking and thats about an hour and a half less time to do homework for this kid.
PsiChi: /I'm all for proper discipline, but that's too far to have a 10 year old walk by himself.
huskerdu: Just wait until his father hears about this!
Javacrucian: NequavionUgh.I'll just say what most of us are thinking. Give a kid a ghetto name like that, you may as well assign him a parole number too, because almost nobody is going to take him seriously his entire life.
LoneWolf343: Hasn't violent crime been going down?
Bacon Bits: "Ask yourself a question - is that safe for the child? If you wouldn't want your child doing it, we probably don't need somebody else's child doing it," said Sergeant Lyle Waterworth.Ok, Sergeant McDouchenozzle. You want to argue that it's not safe for a 10 year old kid to walk 5 miles in broad daylight your town? Perhaps you should get off your ass and fix that. Protect and serve, you son of a biatch.
FriarReb98: I understand that we no longer live in a "safe" world.
Lsherm: Well, 9 or 10 is a little young to walk alone to school, but if she had followed him, it sounds like the punishment was actually making the kid learn something. God forbid.Next time, walk with him.
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