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When is a runaway in danger? Girl found after weekend missing is just one of dozens in Utah

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    June 18, 2014 3:03 a.m.

    Children are minors and subordinate to their parents laws and restrictions until they reach the age of 18. The age is a number that experience and sound decisions when a mind is adult to consider the pros and cons of decisions considered in the choices they make. Parents are the leaders, educators, and enforcers and rightful child development protectors in the civilization they have chosen to live.

    Parents are held accountable for child mischief and criminal acts becasue children are deemed uninformed or able to make good decisions and choices. Its why when children are 16 parents can consent to adult choices knowing the amount of experience they have to be independent citizens.

    Choice are a learning process through childhood and puberty which is a critical transformation event and has to be controlled by each individual. Self control in puberty is critical to safety and childrens future that only a mother or father can educate a child in decision making. Especially in girls where logic and emotions can be harmful life long events that can inhibit happy future.

    There is no safe zone for any person adult or child and risk is trust in freedom and liberties we have.

  • 100%TruePAtriot cincinnati, OH
    June 17, 2014 8:16 p.m.

    missing endangered is for those under 12.

    12 and older, unless there is evidence to add the endangered part, aren't usually endangered.

    Perhpas after 7 days or so add the endangered part.

    The big problem is that society doesn't require good christian family values any more.
    No wonder kids have problems...

  • John Locke Ivins, , UT
    June 17, 2014 7:31 p.m.

    Our 14 year old Granddaughter recently left school at 4:30 PM on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, and did not show up until Sunday evening, when she walked into her parent's home from her boyfriend's, Father's condo.

    When they were notified on Friday evening after three hours of her not being home and after dozens of calls were made to her known friends and her boyfriend who claimed not to know where she was when asked, the school and local police authorities did very little to nothing to assist in finding her. I know they are thin in ranks for this sort of thing, and I cannot blame them, but it is frustrating not to have any assistance, except the immediate family or friends.

    She had been hiding in her boyfriends's home and his father was away all weekend, until Sunday night, when she was sent walking home by her boyfriend, without his Father's knowing.

    What a shame. It just is not the same, anymore.

  • Florwood American Fork, UT
    June 17, 2014 8:11 a.m.

    Congrats to the Brinks. That's a lot of patience with their son, and it appears to have paid off.

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    June 17, 2014 8:10 a.m.

    I miss the days when society did all they could to keep families together. My heart goes out to these troubled teens in a troubled world.