Nebraska media reports this morning that a 12-year old boy was dropped off at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln The boy’s mother told police she was “unable to discipline him.”
So what else is new?
Well, this kid is from Georgia!
According to Nebraska HHS spokesperson Todd Landry the mother, who so far has no known connection to Nebraska, drove the boy there from Atlanta. He has been placed in a residential shelter pending investigation.
No other details have been released yet.
In case you’re wondering how much these dumps cost (remember, according to dump pushers, dumping your child is a free service of the state and won’t cost anybody a dime), Omaha’s WOW-TV reported earlier this month:
So what is the law costing taxpayers? In a crude analysis of a 2007 Annual Report from The Nebraska Foster Care Review Board, Channel Six found on average, Nebraska spends about $2,200 a month per child in foster care. When you add the 17 Safe Haven Children and multiply that number by $2,200 the amount per month to provide care for those children so far is costing nearly $39,000 per month. It’s half the cost of a special session.
(NOTE: I haven’t had time to look for this report to verify)
Since then, more parents have used the dump option–or attempted to. I have news reports indicating that at least 5 potential dumpees (I believe there are more) were channeled into other” programs,” but that’s for another day).
Addenda: The official statement from Todd Landry went online a little while ago.