Girl runs from home to avoid more math work

Global Times - - Mosaic -

An 11-year-old school­girl who ran away from home with her par­ents’ smart­phones later told po­lice she did so to avoid do­ing an ex­tracur­ric­u­lar math course.

Xiaox­iao, from Guangyuan, South­west China’s Sichuan Prov­ince, slipped out of the house at 4 am on Mon­day.

Be­fore leav­ing, she pock­eted her par­ents’ smart­phones to ac­cess money through mo­bile pay­ment on WeChat.

Xiaox­iao then con­tacted her mother on an­other phone, say­ing she would re­turn if her mother sent a photo of her ID.

The mother called po­lice and re­ported her miss­ing.

Of­fi­cers found Xiaox­iao that af­ter­noon at a bus stop about 20 kilo­me­ters from her home.

Xiaox­iao told po­lice that she left home be­cause she didn’t want to take a Math­e­mat­i­cal Olympiad course after school.

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