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Friday, September 07, 2007

From the "Moms Behaving Badly" File...

Mom Drives Son to Gang Fight at H.S.
"VICTORVILLE, Calif. - A mother was arrested after she allegedly drove her son to a school to fight with members of a rival gang. Sophia Elam, 41, drove her 16-year-old son and several adults to Silverado High School to fight with gang members who had been threatening her son in an ongoing dispute

...She was arrested at her county government job [emphasis added] at the same time the search warrant was served at her home in the 13600 block of Sylvan Oaks Street, officials said.

...As a dozen teenagers were being searched and detained by authorities at a local home Thursday afternoon, one of them pleaded, “Can’t I just call my mom?”

To which a Victorville detective replied, “No, your mom is already in jail.”
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Full story from: The Daily Press

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And to think, all I had to worry about this week was contagious diseases!

1 comment:

Geoff Brown said...

Unbelievable. This is basically a form of child neglect -- one of the most common forms of child abuse. Teachers are often the first ones who actually notice signs of child abuse, but they're often confused about how to talk to the student about it. There's a new online role-playing course which lets teachers rehearse a conversation with a possible child abuse victim, getting instant advice on their choices. There's a free version and a CEU-credit version. Hopefully this will help teachers report suspected child abuse more effectively.