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(ABC Action News)   Parents arrested after school nurse finds a roach in their nine year old son's ear. Not the good kind of roach, either   (abcactionnews.com) divider line 123
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2013-02-14 08:35:56 PM
wallpaperscraft.com

Are they the "good" kind of Roach?
 
2013-02-14 09:43:30 PM
This is a step forward.  They could have suspended the kid for taking pets to school.
 
2013-02-14 09:53:52 PM
Wait. Nine? And  wore the same pull-ups to school on multiple occasions?
 
2013-02-14 10:01:52 PM
There ARE no good kinds if roaches to be in an ear.

/There's nothing you could find in an ear I would classify as 'good'.
//Earwax may be essential, but it's gross. Unless you're a cat, they love that shiat.
 
2013-02-14 10:02:15 PM
OK, did anyone else think of the plant growing in the kid's ear in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"?
 
2013-02-14 10:02:24 PM
Meanwhile....some nice, white rich couple is having problems conceiving.
 
2013-02-14 10:02:32 PM

namegoeshere: Wait. Nine? And  wore the same pull-ups to school on multiple occasions?


Breeding is more dangerous than firearms. It needs to be heavily restricted/regulated.
 
2013-02-14 10:03:57 PM

namegoeshere: Wait. Nine? And  wore the same pull-ups to school on multiple occasions?


I have to assume this kid was most likely "special".

/And with parents like that, no duh. She probably shot heroin into her womb for kicks while pregnant.
 
2013-02-14 10:06:40 PM
KHAAAAAAN!
 
2013-02-14 10:06:41 PM
Roaches have a way to worm themselves in to dark, warm places.  Also, I haven't RTFA, but I didn't know that having an infested home was cause for parents being arrested.  An intervention, obviously.
 
2013-02-14 10:07:04 PM

Smgth: namegoeshere: Wait. Nine? And  wore the same pull-ups to school on multiple occasions?

I have to assume this kid was most likely "special".

/And with parents like that, no duh. She probably shot heroin into her womb for kicks while pregnant.


Well, in her defense, he did stop kicking when she did that.
 
2013-02-14 10:07:36 PM
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2013-02-14 10:10:44 PM
This story is all kinds of farked up.

Pull ups at 9? Smelled of cat piss? Denied medical attention? School workers feeding and cleaning him? All that and it takes a roach crawling out of his ear to finally get the kid out of those parents care? And how the fark does a kid get all the way to school before the roach crawls out of his ear? Normally a kid would feel that kinda crap and be sticking his finger in his ear to get it out.
 
2013-02-14 10:10:47 PM
www.theweedstreetjournal.com

/smokin' hot
 
2013-02-14 10:10:52 PM
the roach in the ear sounds like the least of the kids problems. hopefully his little life improves and his parents get their nasty crap together.
 
2013-02-14 10:10:53 PM

Giltric: namegoeshere: Wait. Nine? And  wore the same pull-ups to school on multiple occasions?

Breeding is more dangerous than firearms. It needs to be heavily restricted/regulated.


You know, Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog, to drive a car - hell, you even need a license to catch a fish. But they'll let any butt-reaming asshole be a father.
 
2013-02-14 10:18:07 PM

mooseyfate: Smgth: namegoeshere: Wait. Nine? And  wore the same pull-ups to school on multiple occasions?

I have to assume this kid was most likely "special".

/And with parents like that, no duh. She probably shot heroin into her womb for kicks while pregnant.

Well, in her defense, he did stop kicking when she did that.


I've only been on methadone (long story), but I imagine heroin isn't much different, and I can attest, it doesn't make you want to run a marathon...

/But seriously folks, parents like this should be slowly tortured to death.
//I know, I don't have the full story, but cmmon...
 
2013-02-14 10:19:32 PM
WAIT!
Where's the Floriduh tag?
 
2013-02-14 10:20:57 PM
Diapers at 9, smelling of cat urine and needing the teachers to feed and clean him wasn't a red flag to these people.  They had to wait until there was something that might "spread" to others before they did anything.  And when my son, with seasonal allergies, went to school with a runny nose, we got a visit from social services for medical neglect. WTF?!
 
2013-02-14 10:22:41 PM
Shiat that is sad.
 
2013-02-14 10:24:15 PM
Gods bless the teachers who fed and cleaned that boy. At least there was someone paying  some attention.

/Where the fark was CPS? If this was just incompetence someone's ass needs to get fired, but I have a sinking feeling it was lack of funding,  again...
 
2013-02-14 10:24:32 PM
Pics of both of them from another site.

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2013-02-14 10:27:49 PM
Down and out in Beverly Hills?

/Hopefully the kid has a chance to get clean, eat like a horse, and get potty trained before his parents get him back.  With luck, they;ll shape the fark up and if they don't I'm hopin there's a family out there for him.
 
2013-02-14 10:29:02 PM
Before he had problem keeping himself clean.

Now his personal hygiene is beyond re-roach.
 
2013-02-14 10:29:29 PM
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2013-02-14 10:30:03 PM
I don't know about roaches, but Lister likes to keep cigarettes in his ear:

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/ q&d screengrab
 
2013-02-14 10:31:05 PM
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Can relate.
 
2013-02-14 10:31:25 PM
Citrus County?  Is that where Citrusville is?

www.cnettv.com
 
2013-02-14 10:31:33 PM
This ain't your Paris Hilton's Beverly Hills.

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2013-02-14 10:32:31 PM

jehovahs witness protection: WAIT!
Where's the Floriduh tag?


Agreed.

This is only one county over from mine.

/From the county where a python strangled a toddler after it escaped because the toddler's parents thought a pillowcase made a good cage cover.

//Not so CSB
 
2013-02-14 10:34:21 PM

baronbloodbath: jehovahs witness protection: WAIT!
Where's the Floriduh tag?

Agreed.

This is only one county over from mine.

/From the county where a python strangled a toddler after it escaped because the toddler's parents thought a pillowcase made a good cage cover.

//Not so CSB


Citrus County is probably most famous for the Jessica Lunsford story.  Dunnellon is also partially in Citrus County (of Jesse "pop a Glock in your mouth and make a brain slushie" fame.)
 
2013-02-14 10:38:26 PM
Oh... Not that Beverly Hills.

/other Beverly Hills would've put the kid in protective custody if he was sent in last years shoes.
 
2013-02-14 10:38:52 PM
What gets me is that the roach in his ear was the least of his problems.

I mean, really? Really? Cat piss on clothes, roaches in backpack, and kid is still in Pull-Upstm at age 9? They couldn't take time out of cooking meth to potty train him? And the teachers (bless 'em, truly) tried to feed and clean him up? Really? :-(

I waited a long time to have my kids and I think I would have deserved a barren womb if I had had any chance of doing a "Parents of the Year" attempt like these..."people."

Wow. Just...wow.  :-(

Sad thing is...this happens all over the U.S., all the time, and we never hear about it.

I has a sad.  :-(
 
2013-02-14 10:38:54 PM
Oh come on? Kids like to stick things in funny places and wearing the same pull up means he's learning to use the potty. Telling teachers you don't have food, upgrades your bologna to PB&J. Don't blame the parents. I'd put a shock collar on that little sob.
 
2013-02-14 10:40:32 PM
I never know what to think about these stories. It doesn't seem as if the parents involved were ever trying to get away with something. It's not as if someone said, "I want to be a parent and I'm capable of it, but I'm lazy, so I'm going to let the house fall apart."

They're being arrested for being bad parents, but is being a good parent something they were ever capable of doing?

At some point you have to wonder if it's our (as in all of our) responsibility to protect children from people who can't be good parents or help people who would otherwise not be good parents to be better at the very basics of parenting.

There was a story on Fark a while ago about Florida rejecting Obamacare money that was being used to help at-risk parents having kids for the first time. The social workers in the story talk about encountering parents in Florida who thought Mountain Dew was acceptable in place of breast milk/formula. Florida shut down that program because it was funded by "socialist" money (as if every other government program is somehow any different in the way it's funded). I guess they think it's better to house those Mountain Dew kids in the Florida penal system in 15 years (which if you've read the book by Pete Earley called Crazy is a horrible, horrible place).

I know in Sweden, after your spouse dies, someone from the social services comes out to your house to check on how you're coping. Maybe we should have something like that for people having kids. Just to check for red flags that the parents don't know what they're doing. I have to admit, it does seem a bit threatening to allow the government that type of agency into your personal life, but the government acts in a similar way once children are school age and will make sure that children are attending some sort of schooling, so it seems like something that might at first be very overreaching but eventually considered acceptable in the same way it's acceptable that the government can declare parents neglectful if their children don't attend school.

Of course, you could argue for freedom instead and wait until the kid has roaches crawling out of his ears, or jail the kid at 18 and lock him naked in a jail cell in his own feces and throw Risperadal (an antipsychotic) at him once a day (a reference to that Crazy book I mentioned).
 
2013-02-14 10:44:43 PM

swingerofbirches: They're being arrested for being bad parents, but is being a good parent something they were ever capable of doing?


I know a couple who have had 4,and she's currently pregnant again,children taken from them due to a filthy house,an one month old infant with a blackeye wearing covergirl and the 4th one CPS took within 30 minutes of birth. The one she's pregnant with now they'll take shortly after birth so no some people aren't ever mentally capable of raising children but can physically have them non stop.
 
2013-02-14 10:44:45 PM
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2013-02-14 10:44:49 PM
Hang out with people who work in the ER, and you learn that roaches in the ear are distressingly less common than you had previously assumed.

/Also, people falling onto random objects that somehow end up in their butt.
//And whatever you do, don't stand on the corner and mind your own business. If you see "this one guy come out of nowhere", farking run.
 
2013-02-14 10:46:16 PM
Also, I'd like to change the previous statement to "distressingly more common".

Goddamn brain thing with the opposites...
 
2013-02-14 10:54:09 PM

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Well, this has already been covered, so...thanks.
 
2013-02-14 11:08:01 PM
Stories like this make me feel a little bit better about my own parenting skills.

Five year old still wets the bed and wears pull-ups, though...
 
2013-02-14 11:11:28 PM
Poverty is no excuse for living in filth.
 
2013-02-14 11:15:32 PM
I wish I had that kind of hair when I was thirty two.
 
2013-02-14 11:20:37 PM

PsiChick: Gods bless the teachers who fed and cleaned that boy. At least there was someone paying  some attention.

/Where the fark was CPS? If this was just incompetence someone's ass needs to get fired, but I have a sinking feeling it was lack of funding,  again...


Yep.
 
2013-02-14 11:21:12 PM

Zombie DJ: Meanwhile....some nice, white rich couple is having problems conceiving.


first world problems meh!
 
2013-02-14 11:21:37 PM

Zombie DJ: Meanwhile....some nice, white rich couple is having problems conceiving.


Never thought I'd say it, but we need a license to breed anymore. Not "nice, white, rich" in particular but just those who can demonstrate the ability to care for kids and an IQ over average.
 
2013-02-14 11:28:47 PM

SpaceBison:


Weirdest girl-boner?


/I need to drink less
//or more
 
2013-02-14 11:30:35 PM
gadian:

Roaches have a way to worm themselves in to dark, warm places.  Also, I haven't RTFA, but I didn't know that having an infested home was cause for parents being arrested.  An intervention, obviously.

Not even necessarily that: I grew up with roaches, and they sometimes got so bad you'd see them everywhere. It yucked out a few girlfriends to see them in my bedside electric clock. If the apartment manager didn't send exterminators and you couldn't afford anything better than store-brand spray there wasn't much you could do but kill KILL KILL every bug you saw: we kept our kitchen spotless etc. but our apartment was one of dozens. And stories about roaches in kids' ears ain't new to me, though usually it was babies.

In the '90s sometime they came out with these poison bait things that even kill the eggs, that actually helped a whole lot when I lived in the Tenderloin. But they can get expensive if you don't have much cash, and you can't buy them with SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps). Moving to Kentucky helped, for a dozen years the only roaches I saw were those 6" things that lived in the alleys in Louisville, but since moving to this place in Lexington last summer I've seen about a dozen of the regular kind: this manager will spray whenever he's asked and the poison bait helps keep them down, but once a month or so one will make its presence known so the war will flare up again.

What's worse is late last Summer this place got bedbugs somehow. So I told my ex-SO (and still friend) about it, and she told her boyfriend, and he got very freaked out: not quite like the movie Bug but it seemed excessive to me. They were never very bad, I only saw 9 or 10 over a couple of weeks and then only in my bedding and on the wall in that corner, so after waging war for a month I haven't seen any since late September; still I know they're out there and every now and then I'll see an article in the paper about them showing up in a UK student lounge or something. (If you're reading this on a library computer a bedbug might just now be crawling into your pocket.)

Like hey. Y'all submitters must live sheltered lives: first an article about earworms and now one about roaches. To me these things are facts of life. The difference is it's possible to get rid of roaches (or bedbugs) if you can fight hard enough, but nothing will eliminate the noises in my head. (For two weeks it was Pink Floyd's "Money," especially the intro and the cash register chinging.)

But yes, this kid's parents don't seem to have addressed the problem correctly: there's no shame in getting roaches but you don't keep them as pets. And sending your kid to school smelling like cat piss and so dirty the teachers have to wash him is just too much. Somebody should do something. Maybe we should bring back public flogging.
 
2013-02-14 11:30:37 PM
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2013-02-14 11:31:25 PM

belhade: Stories like this make me feel a little bit better about my own parenting skills.

Five year old still wets the bed and wears pull-ups, though...


I know a guy who's eighteen and has to be careful not to wet the bed. Shiat happens. Ask your doctor if you feel like something's off, but go with your gut here, because kids have  wide variation, and if you're generally comforting, provide food\shelter\clothes\toys\attention, and don't let them run wild, they're usually okay. You know the kid best. If it's time to ask, go for it, but don't feel pressured.
 
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