The following incident has been posted on some homeschooling lists, and all over the place, otherwise.
There is no mention of homeschooling in the local article, nor any explanation of local circumstances that may have led to the order for theÂ forcible removal of the boy from his home.
County seizes son for medical care, 8 January 2008, Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado
NEW CASTLE – The Garfield County All Hazards Response Team broke down Tom Shiflett’s door Friday night and, following a court order, took his son for medical treatment.
The doctor’s recommendation: Take Tylenol and apply ice to the bruises. The boy was back home a few hours later.
SWAT officers invade home, take 11-year-old at gunpoint, 7 January 2008, World Net Daily, Medford, Oregon
The family, whose members live by faith and homeschool, decided not to call an ambulance. But a neighbor did call Westcare Ambulance, and paramedics responded to the home, asking to see and evaluate the boy.
Officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association reported they were looking into the case, because of requests from family friends who are members of the organization.
posted by Valerie