Teen aged kids can do irrational things. The more that is made of this, the less
good it will do. Let the parents and the girl work things out.
Permanetly grounded if she were my daughter. Permanent! Glad she's okay
The article states in one place that she spent the night IN the church. Later
it states she got cold spending the night OUTSIDE the church. So which one is
it?I can see how she could get into the church and still hide from whoever
checks it each night.
Glad she was found safe and nothing apparently happened to her. But if I was her
parents, although I would be very relived about how the whole thing turned out,
I would not just let her off Scott free. She had a whole state and then some
worried. Kids will be kids, but this would not go completely unpunished if it
was my child. But the punishment wouldn't be too harsh because of my
relief. Just some ramblings from a guy who has to get up too early
to ride the train to work.
This story makes you wonder why she would want to leave home but I remember
being a young teen and wanting to go explore on my own but was never brave
enough to actually do so. I bet she'll be in so much trouble that she might
want to plan another exploration sooner rather than later.
MJB, meeting houses are frequently opened on Mondays for maintenance or for FHE
for Singles Wards. She could have snuck in then. I know of one in PG that hosts
3 singles wards. Does anyone know which chapel she was in? If she road her bike,
I know of two in PG right off the canal trail.
Kids will be kids... it will be a funny story at the Thanksgiving table in 20
I bet she's grounded!
So...did she spend the night in the church or outside of it?
Wow what a relief for everyone involved with this! Somebody is going
to be grounded from using google and google maps for a while. ;)
She Googled....and no one had been able to find that?Don't make
me come down there and show you how to check what's been searched for in
UtahBruin, but if we are too hard, it damages the child even more. I understand
your point, but I believe in a balance between discipline and love. As you
state, this falls on the kid so far. It does, but I hope the parents tread
lightly and not make things worse.
@ BYRI am happy she is safe also. But when they are saying no foul
play. I hope her parents are hard on her if this was due solely to her bad
choice of judgment. This is what is wrong with our society today. We need to
hold our kids accountable for their actions? C'mon, really don't be
too hard on her. We lead by example, we teach with discipline and love when
necessary.How about we all just be parents and not leave the world to teach our
kids and we will find that it is a much better place. This is all from me until
I find out what really happened. Someone on KSL said she is a straight
"A" student and there is no family problems, the police said no foul
play. This falls on the kid so far.
Glad she is safe and I hope her parents are not too hard on her. There has to be
a reason for her actions and I hope everyone treads softly.
I am interested in the reason that should hopefully come later. I am happy the
girl is safe. But why did she leave or get taken, etc.????? I know the police
try to keep this under hat until the truth is revealed. But if this girl
walked, that's a long haul to PG from Provo for a 14 year old girl. And if
you did not voluntarily leave, who cares if you know or not if someone is
searching for you. Walk into a store and ask to use the phone rather than
sleeping in a church. Again, I am happy the girl is safe and that it was not a
kidnapping gone horribly wrong. But, please, unlike the girl in Herriman. Will
someone start holding these young kids responsible for their actions. I am
speaking ahead of hearing what actually happened and what the truth is. But
found safe in a PG church house, the girl could have called last night, they
have phones in the church. So what's really going on?????
great news !
Another newspaper specified that foul play was not suspected, so it clearly
wasn't the cause for concern that we were immediately led to believe. I
for one get a little tired of hearing about what appears to be something serious
only to learn that the child has a pattern of behavior such that their
disappearance is no particular cause for concern.
Thankfully this had a great ending, but I'm wondering why she wasn't
found in the church when it's someone's "assignment" to go
through the church every night to make sure all the doors are locked and all the
windows are closed tightly. And on top of that, how did she gain entrance when
the churches are supposed to be basically closed on Monday's because of
Family Home Evening.
Such a happy ending for this family. Wonderful news!
All too often, these types of events have a much more sinister cause and a far
more tragic ending. Thankfully, for everyone involved, this precious one has
been returned no worse for the wear and a distraught family has peace once