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Where were the parents?

It was disturbing to read about the young lady who was allegedly raped by Christopher Clanton.

What was most disturbing to me is, why was a young girl roaming around alone at 10:30 at night after a movie? Where were her parents to pick her up?

As a parent of two teenagers, I have personally experienced several occasions when teenage friends and acquaintances of my own children were left unsupervised and to fend for themselves for rides after various activities. Kids are begging rides from other parents because apparently their own parents can’t be bothered to come pick them up after a movie, or soccer practice, or whatever.

Parents’ foremost concern should be their children. If you don’t know where your kids are going and/or haven’t made arrangements yourself for them to get home, then you have no business being a parent, because you are putting your kids in harm’s way.

Wendy Cain

Penn Valley

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