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Stowaway, 9, Ordered Placed Out of Minnesota Home

1:39 PM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A judge has ruled a 9-year-old boy who eluded security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas should live away from his parents for now while all receive therapy.

A hearing was held Wednesday on a petition by Hennepin County seeking protection or county services for the boy.

The judge also ordered therapy for the boy and his family.

The petition says the child has serious behavioral issues. He's stolen a truck, been suspended from school and repeatedly runs away from home.

The boy's father says the family's previous attempts to get help for the boy hit official roadblocks. The child got by security at the airport Oct. 3 and wound up in Las Vegas.


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