03 December 2008

Parents investigated because children walked to school

This is the kind of material that should be in Arbroath. A couple in Spokane is being investigated by Child Protective Services because they made their children walk to school when they missed the bus:

The couple claims they have told their 8- and 10-year-old children that if they miss bus then they have to walk to school as punishment. They allege this is a form of punishment they have set in the past and have enforced from time-to-time.

On Nov. 17 the children missed the bus and were forced to walk the 1.4 miles to school.

The children walked along a dirt path off Highway 291 to get there.

Maree Koolstra said she followed the children along as she drove in her car to monitor their progress.

More details at the link, plus a local news video.

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