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    Expect to see calls for increased regulation in AZ:

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – Police in Surprise arrested a couple accused of abducting their grandson in California in 2004 and recovered the 11-year-old after a raid on the couple’s home.

    Robert Lynn Embrey, 67, and Bonnie Gail Embrey, 66, were arrested Tuesday at their home in Sun City Grand, a retirement development, on a felony warrant for child abduction, Officer Michael Stewart said.

    Investigators with the Kern County District Attorney’s Office in Bakersfield., Ca., worked with Surprise police to locate the couple and make the arrests. They are being held in the Maricopa County jail pending extradition to California.

    The couple are accused of taking Travis Embrey from Bakersfield in May 2004.

    Stewart said the couple had guardianship of the boy, and objected to unsupervised visits with his mother. They asked a judge to block the unsupervised visits, and fled when the judge denied their request.

    The Embreys were living in a rented home, apparently the fourth they had lived in since arriving in Arizona. They apparently were homeschooling Travis.

    Their guardianship must have been revoked sometime between 2004 and now; else how could they be charged? Does this mean, too, that they weren’t legally home educating? From A to Z:

    Currently the Arizona Homeschooling law requires that:

    * Every child between the ages of six and sixteen years shall be provided instruction in at least the subjects of reading, grammar, mathematics, social studies and science.
    * The person who has custody of the child shall choose a public, private or home school to provide instruction.

    Presumably, that’d be legal custody.

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