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Dad Refuses to Take His Son for Psych Evaluation After Harmless School Incident. Then He Received a Letter That Left Him in Disbelief.
 

 Jun. 12, 2014 7:42pm   Jason Howerton   



A New Jersey father defended his son, Ethan, after a simple pencil-swirling incident nearly resulted in the boy’s suspension earlier this year because a classmate claimed he was spinning it like a “gun.” Following intense media scrutiny, school officials reportedly backed off and it looked like the situation would just blow over.

Then Michael Chaplin says he received a stunning letter from New Jersey’s Department of Child Protection and Permanency and Department of Children and Families. Despite the fact that the superintendent of the Vernon Township School District decided not to take any disciplinary action, the state reportedly claimed to have found “an incident of abuse or neglect.”

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“I received a letter from them saying they had found an incident of abuse or neglect regarding Ethan because I refused to take him for psychological evaluation,” Chaplin told WPIX-TV.

Though he disagreed, Chaplin agreed to take his son for the evaluation. In addition to having his blood and urine being taken for testing, Ethan also spoke to a social worker.

Officials apparently found no behavioral problems with Ethan.



However, the father now claims that the state is demanding further evaluation and even threatening to terminate his parental rights and put Ethan up for adoption if he refuses to comply.

Chaplin admitted that he is “scared” because state agencies “have a habit of running away with things unchecked and that’s exactly what’s going on.”

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Letter allegedly warns dad of a potential “termination of parental rights” (WPIX-TV)

“All I can do is keep fighting, keep telling the truth and (keep) presenting the evidence. That is all I can do and hopefully the state does the right thing,” he added.

DCPP and NJ Department of Children and Families are refusing to comment on the case.

Chaplin says he contacted the office of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, which promised to contact the agencies to investigate.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/12/dad-left-scared-after-sons-harmless-school-incident-leads-to-a-stunning-letter-threatening-the-unthinkable/
« Last Edit: June 15, 2014, 08:53:05 AM by rangerrebew »
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[[ However, the father now claims that the state is demanding further evaluation and even threatening to terminate his parental rights and put Ethan up for adoption if he refuses to comply. ]]

If Mr. Chaplin wanted to do the right thing, within a few hours of receiving such notice he should have packed a trailer, hooked it to his car, put his wife and family into it, and driven across the border, never to enter New Jersey again...

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Yeah, public schools, pyschiatrists and state CPS work hand in hand and often they will succeed at usurping traditional parental rights. It's risky to leave your child in some public schools, I saw Kalifornia's heavy hand in that over ten years ago. Time to bail.


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