Prisoners Babysit Toddler Found on Highway

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  1. Texana

    Texana Overreaching

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    Here's the story:

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/national_world&id=6733340

    The inmates were more concerned about the toddler's safety than his own sister, sadly.

    We live near a minimum security prison. The school buses cut through the prison grounds. One day, my daughter mentioned they'd been passing prisoners working in the field (they are supervised by armed guards on horseback.) She said sometimes the inmates wave at them. I had a horrified reaction. She shrugged and said, "Mom, they have kids, too."

    I hate to think what could have happened to that baby had the work crew not been there that day. Angels unaware, indeed!
     
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  3. Boyz_Mum

    Boyz_Mum New Member

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    Thank God the inmates were working that day.
     
  4. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

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    What a bad sister! She's less reliable than convicts. This story would make a cute movie, though.
     
  5. BuzzieCat

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    I wonder if the sister will face any charges. IMO she should since she apparently just took off on purpose, knowing the child would be alone.
     
  6. Texana

    Texana Overreaching

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    I was a bit surprised that the parents weren't facing any charges or consequences. An 18 year old doesn't suddenly leave a baby sibling alone out of the blue.

    But the child is safe--thanks to the truck driver and the inmates.

    ;)
     
  7. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    snipped from the linked article.

    Wouldn't the fact that a 2 1/2 was walking alone on a busy highway be neglectful?


    I'm glad they are still conducting an investigation.
     
  8. 6angels

    6angels New Member

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    If the parents thought the sister was responable and had no reason to think others wise then I do NOT think they should face charges.Unfortunally yes some baby sitters even related ones do leave children alone. :( sad sad sad
     
  9. Kymistry35

    Kymistry35 It's never to late to be who you could have been

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    On the daughters part, not the parents. I am assuming they thought they could trust an 18 year old sibling to watch the baby.
     
  10. MCDRAW

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    I read it to mean that the Dad worked in the home but the 18 year old was watching the 2 1/2 year old. Then when she left she didn't tell the Dad so no one was watching the baby but technically he wasn't alone. I could be wrong but that is how I understood it.
     
  11. BuzzieCat

    BuzzieCat New Member

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    I guess that's probably it.
     
  12. kgeaux

    kgeaux New Member

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    She sure sounds like a bad, bad sister, doesn't she? BUT!
    The article doesn't actually mention whether the 18 year old knew she was in charge. I'm wondering if Dad may have stuck his head in the door to her bedroom and said, "You're babysitting." while she was sleeping or listening to her IPod and she never even realized he was speaking to her.

    The boy was with the inmates for three hours; it's hard to believe she'd deliberately left him alone for such an extended period of time. If she did deliberately leave him for so long, I think she should have been arrested.

    I am so GLAD the inmates and the toddler had fun!
     
  13. Gracenote

    Gracenote We know that all things work together for good for

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    Thats a sweet story. Chilling, but sweet.
     
  14. kbl8201

    kbl8201 Former Member

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    seems like the father and daughter should be the ones on a prison work crewl. how is it not neglect? what if the boy was hit by one of the trucks?
     

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