Anonymous said: I'm sorry, this is a really stupid question, but...here we go. I'm 18 years old, and my parents are really abusive. Now, seeing as I am a legal adult, is there anything I can even do to make a legal claim now?
If the abuse is physical, you can always make a claim. Always, and I encourage you to do so. If the abuse is financial and you can prove it, you can pretty much always make a claim as well (though that would more likely go to civil court). If the abuse is emotional or mental, there isn’t much you can do outside of request a restraining order, which the court may only grant if the abuse is severe enough and has proof.
If you’re still living with your parents, I’d recommend finding a safe place to stay for a while, and trying to seek legal advice from someone in your state (since abuse laws can vary). For abuse cases, there are sometimes lawyers who will consult for free, but you’ll have to check around.
- Mod Dawes Sr.
Imagine him being like a super ninja…
Do you want to see a magic trick?
THAT IS LITERALLY WHAT ANY SCHOOL HEALTH CLASS WOULD TELL YOU TO DO.
So she’s getting punished for doing the right thing? She should have let her friend drive drunk? Should she have let her friend kill herself in an auto accident?
Reblogged it before and i’ll fucking reblog it again.
glad bhs isnt like this
WAIT I KNOW HER WTF?
THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT
THIS IS HOW YOU GET KIDS KILLED
This is bothersome not only because she’s being punished for doing the right thing, but ultimately because the school is way outside of their juristdiction in punishing her for something she did on her own time, off school property, not using school resources. This is a gross and egregious misappropriation of in loco parentis. Their zero-tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol (like all zero-tolerance policies) is utter shit - how many kids at that school violate it constantly - and this young woman wasn’t drinking, just picking up a friend.
An argument could be made that she could have notified an adult to go with her, but with the school’s policy I wonder if that would have even made a difference?
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