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I wouldn't... but then again, my HS 15 years ago had the same requirement. In our case that was because to get off campus you had to cross a major road, which was a huge liability for the school. Did I walk home a few times anyway... yeah, but I got in trouble each time when my parents found out. The school entrance was at the top of a hill on a bend, and people drove like maniacs on that road. It's the same where DH coaches, and every other school I've seen a rule like that exist in. In DH's case it's a major 4 lane highway I wouldn't want to try to cross this road on foot... let alone have my I am invincible HS age student do it.
Wow, that just blows my mind. I can't think of any high school in my city that monitors how 14 year olds get home. I used to walk or take public transit. We simply knew that if you jaywalk in front of a streetcar and it hits you, you die. I'm thinking of local public schools on my drive to pick up my kids (their school is a good hour walk away for an adult, they're 2 1/2 and 41/2) and there are kids from elementary schools crossing 7 lane roads.
post #162 of 163
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sorry i don't have much more of an update, but i did want to let everyone know that the last two games that i went to the dad and the older sibling were there and stayed the whole game. still no sighting of mom.

the child still doesn't come to every game, and i'm starting to wonder if it's a custody thing, as in, if dad has him he comes to games.

i am not sure what happened behind the scenes with the league administrator, but i do know that my brother never got a hold of the dad on the phone. however, he's spoken to him at the games and there doesn't seem to be any continuing issues (for now).
post #163 of 163
Well sounds like something changed, someone talked to Dad, and I hope that little boy at least feels better that his dad and brother are actually there for the games he does go to, and he doesn't have to wait around forever after games and watch everyone else's parents pick them up and feel like a loser.

Hopefully this is a good development for the boy, and clearly it makes things better for your brother. Hope this is a win-win...
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