The 9-year-old who flew to Las Vegas without a ticket might finally receive the help that his family claims they have been unable to receive.
The unidentified 9-year-old boy is not a stranger to school and police authorities.
At the time of his Las Vegas “trip”, he was suspended from school for fighting.
He has also been in trouble for stealing a car and repeatedly sneaking into a water park. There are likely other offenses that have been committed by the child that are not a matter of public record.
The day before he boarded a plane to Las Vegas from Minneapolis, he visited the airport and stole luggage off of a carousel. He then used the luggage as a ruse for a free meal asking the waitress to watch his bag while he went to the restroom.
Should the parents be held accountable for their child’s actions?
At the time of his latest disappearance, his father said that the boy went out to take out the trash and never returned.
Shouldn’t that raise a red flag?
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Wouldn’t most parents begin to look for the child, especially one who is only 9-years-old?
The boy’s father appeared at a press conference held at the office of anti-violence group MADDADS wearing a baseball hat and a hoodie to conceal his identity.
He said that he assumed his son went to a friends house to spend the night.
Obviously neither one of his parents checked to see where he was.
Moreover, how is it OK to allow your 9-year-old child to spend the night at a friends house when the child was currently suspended from school?
During the press conference, the boy’s father pleaded for help. He also claims that he has asked for help in the past and said that he doesn’t know what to do. He said,
If I whoop my son, I go to jail. If I let him keep doing what he’s doing, I get in trouble.
The father’s wishes may soon be a reality.
Minnesota officials have filed a petition seeking intervention for the 9-year-old who flew to Las Vegas without a ticket.
His mother reportedly works at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and an investigation is in progress to find out if she assisted her son in boarding the flight to Vegas.
Sadly, the 9-year-old boy is in a tough situation.
If he remains with his family and they continue to not check up on their child, he will likely continue to run wild, and if he is placed ” in the system”, he will likely turn out worse.