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    Filed at 5:53 am under by dcobranchi

    I have to confess that when I read this AP piece my first thought was “I hope they aren’t homeschooled.” They’re not.

    Acting on a 911 call from a neighbor who wanted to remain anonymous, officers at the scene found the boys, ages 8, 7 and 5, in a state of starvation, looking “extremely thin and very weak,” according to the incident report. The 5-year-old weighed less than 20 pounds and was described as looking like a “skeleton.”

    Two of the boys told officers that their aunt and uncle [their adoptive parents] had used zip ties around their hands to keep them away from food.

    …The two older boys are enrolled at Wellford Elementary School and completed the second and third grades on May 24.

    One Response to “IT HAPPENS TO G-SCHOOLERS, TOO”

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    July 16th, 2006
    at 10:49 am

    Eeek. 7 years old and 32 pounds? My youngest child is very dainty. She had her appendix out at age 7, and because she was so small already and then having the surgery, she dropped from 42 down to 38 and I was panicking. I can’t imagine a 7 year old smaller than she was. 🙁 I will never understand child abuse in general, but abuse by starvation is just unimaginable to me.