It happens with kids

A 17 year old boy entered the home of his ex girlfriend on Sat. night, through an unlocked window.

Stacy Palmer, 18, has told police that they struggled and the boy threw her on the bed, choked her and tried to suffocate her with a pillow. Palmer's brother came home and was able to stop the assault.

The boy has been arrested and charged with burglary, aggravated assault, harassment, criminal mischief, stalking and trespassing.

Police have said that Palmer had a protection order against the boy.

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/police/all-4assaultmay01,0,5152315.story?coll=all-newslocalpolice-hed

Many times we forget that what adults do, kids may do also. At 17, this boy has already had a protection order against him, and has violated that order. And when he violated the order, he also committed an assault.

At the age of 18, this girl has already been touched by violence in a domestic relationship. She has already had to take out a protection order and call the police on someone she dated.

We already know that people don't always report. That includes kids. As parents, we need to be alert for any signs of abuse in kids relationships. Remember the honeymoon cycle of abuse? Kids can fall for that also.

I am glad that brother came home when he did. This could have been so much worse.

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2 Comments

  1. May 3, 2006 at 4:27 am

    […] Home Sweet Home reminds us that adults are not the only onces capable of hurting the ones they claim to love. […]

  2. jo-o said,

    May 27, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    thats mest up


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