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Lovetheoutdoors 1 year, 2 months ago

First of all being emancipated does not relieve you of school requirements in the state of Kansas. http://www.kansaslegalservices.org/files/Emancipation%20of%20Minors.pdf Do your homework. The last thing we need is more children estranged from parents that want them to succeed in life. Getting a job when a child is already failing will not make them succeed will it?? Nope. Last I checked legal age was 18 and is 18 to enter adulthood... wake up America! Maybe this can be found and mom can help get this KID back on the right track....KID. Not old enough to vote, not old enough to drive a car, not old enough to join the military, not old enough!

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ShePrecedes 1 year, 2 months ago

Someone find this Stevie a job, and let him get on with his life.

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Machiavelli_mania 1 year, 2 months ago

Why does no one honor the fact that this boy is of legal age and no longer has to do his mother's bidding? He is 16. He is free.

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Machiavelli_mania 1 year, 2 months ago

Stevie is a really good kid. His heart is good. He is brave. He easily faces fear. When I knew him, he was responsible. You simply have to trust him.

Grandma, these kids are total bombarded by inane, senseless rules, particularly that of the public school system. Do you even realize how many rules these kids are supposed to know and follow, with no rationale whatsoever to those rules? The number are stunning, And some of those rules are totally unnecessary. And the expectations placed on school-attending children in general are unreasonable. I don't respect hard-line people.

Someone needs to legally represent this child. He could emancipate. Some one would take him into their home. He is presently and for some time now caught in a web of power-plays NOT of his own making.

If you treat all children as if they are delinquents, they will be delinquents. It is called the self-fulfilling prophecy. All teachers know it, but few let this concept influence their daily functioning.

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Grandmother 1 year, 2 months ago

Sometimes teenagers run because they do not wish to attend school....and think education is not important. Especially when there is conflicting messages concerning the importance of education.

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Spoton 1 year, 2 months ago

If it was an unqualified case worker, they must have made the correct guess of a lifetime. Turns out father goes to jail for drug abuse and battery charges. loses parental custody. Then once parent gets out of PRISON, same cycle repeats. Are we blind or just dumb?

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blindrabbit 1 year, 2 months ago

On top of this unfortunate situation, the family had a house fire about a week ago in North Lawrrence, thankfully the house only suffered minor damage.

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See_Emm 1 year, 2 months ago

I hope Stevie is found. Stevie, if you're reading this come home because your mom is so worried about you! Big Hugs to the family. We are keeping an eye out!

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 2 months ago

without going into detail, I need to say:

don't be so quick to make negative inferences about the family or the situation.

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Rebecca Shockley 1 year, 2 months ago

Also I agree with mom2many I think there is way more to this story....especially if he ran away before.

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 2 months ago

no, likely not about a GF.

this young guy has faced a harder life, and clues are in the article as to likely causes.

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Rebecca Shockley 1 year, 2 months ago

Why does this young man keep running from his home?? What is he running from? If this happened Jan 31 why did it take so long to be reported? If my child was missing for a week I would be on every radio and TV and in every newspaper asking for help. Why did it take a week?

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Cynthia Schott 1 year, 2 months ago

I don't agree, PwopellewCap. I think it's beyond girlfriend/boyfriend relationships.

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PwopellewCap 1 year, 2 months ago

A dollar and a donut says a girlyfriend is involved....

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bearded_gnome 1 year, 2 months ago

Stevie is, or recently was, a North Lawrence young guy.

I sincerely hope Stevie will come home soon, I know it is too easy for runaways to trust the wrong, dangerous, people.

*come home Stevie. I'm sure your loving family's main worry is first for your safety.

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ILMAM10 1 year, 2 months ago

Ok nvm. The article already said that. I should of read the whole thing first. Sorry

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ILMAM10 1 year, 2 months ago

This happen just over a year ago. I might be wrong on the time frame. But he ran away.

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Lovetheoutdoors 1 year, 2 months ago

I believe he was harbored by his father / paternal family last time.

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oxandale 1 year, 2 months ago

What about the father in all of this? It is unfortunate that this boy is missing, and I do hope he is located safe and sound. Would Stevie Drakes father be able to provide any information or help? If he was missing a few years ago, would he return to the same area? Hope he is ok. Hope (if possible) he can return home if this is a run away situation.

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mom2many 1 year, 2 months ago

Unfortunately there is probably way more to this story then any one knows. Hope he is safe!

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catfishturkeyhunter 1 year, 2 months ago

I hope they find the boy safe. I used to be this kid years ago, thought I knew it all and had it figured out. I couldn't have been more wrong. My mother walked out on me when I was just a year old and I wish every day that I could have had a real mom. Stevie if you read this, do the right thing, come home to your mother. Shes worried sick about you and your breaking her heart. Thats no way to treat your mother, no matter how much you disagree with her

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Cait McKnelly 1 year, 2 months ago

I really hope he is found safe. I've posted this article to my FB page and I'm sharing the group page. I urge others to do the same and tweet and retweet the LJW article. Social media can be a powerful thing.

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Haiku_Cuckoo 1 year, 2 months ago

Stevie, I know life can be tough during the teen years and the the inevitable problems at home can bring a guy down, but the best thing you can do is find someone to talk to about this and get some guidance to get you through it until you're old enough to move out in your own. When you get through this rut you may even be able to help kids in the future who are in a similar situation. Tough times can either beat a person down or make him stronger. Running away and skipping school will only add to your misery in the long run. Come back home and find the determination to live a happy and successful life no matter what comes your way.

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Norma Jeane Baker 1 year, 2 months ago

Yes, I hope he is found safe. And I hope he gets the help that he needs.

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midwestmom 1 year, 2 months ago

Is there a picture available?

I hope Stevie is found safe!.

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