9-year-old Stow­away Or­dered to Re­ceive Ther­apy

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The nine year old who jumped a flight from Min­nesota to Las Ve­gas on his own in an im­pres­sive act of child­ish re­bel­lion this month, was re­cently or­dered by Judge Joseph Klein to be sep­a­rated from his par­ents while they all un­der go ther­apy.

Hen­nepin County of­fi­cials search­ing for pro­tec­tion and county ser­vices for said boy made sure a hear­ing was in ses­sion in or­der to help him. Ac­cord­ing to county at­tor­ney's of­fice spokesman, Chuck Lasczewski, this wasn't the first time the boy had got­ten into se­ri­ous trou­ble. He had "a his­tory of be­hav­ioral prob­lems."

Nancy Peters, a spokes­woman for Hen­nepin County's Fourth Ju­di­cial Dis­trict in Min­neapo­lis re­leased a state­ment say­ing that the judge had al­lowed the par­ents un­lim­ited phone calls and vis­its with their son. The judge also or­dered an eval­u­a­tion of the boy for spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion ser­vices.

De­spite his par­ents be­ing there, the boy did not ap­pear in court on Wed­nes­day.

The boy wasn't an "honor stu­dent," the fa­ther stated, and he "had his ups, he had his downs." Sadly, this wasn't the only crime the nine-year-old boy com­mit­ted that was con­sid­ered a se­ri­ous felony.

A while back, the boy had stolen a truck. At a news con­fer­ence on Oc­to­ber 9th, the fa­ther re­leased a state­ment to the press con­firm­ing all sus­pi­cions re­volv­ing around the grand theft auto.

“Last in­ci­dent, I hate to say it, but when he dam­aged those cars, I didn't know what was go­ing through my son’s head. I just hope and pray that no- body gets hurt, and it could have been worse than it is,” the fa­ther said. “He told the po­lice of­fi­cer he thought he was play­ing Grand Theft Auto.”

From hop­ping plane rides to other cities and steal­ing cars, the nine year tends to run away from home in er­ratic fash­ion. Hope­fully, all mishaps will be sorted out with the ther­apy for both par­ents and child.

Nov. 20th will be the next court hear­ing.

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