Umm, this is NOT what we were expecting from TLC.
Check out the official statement (below)!
[Image via TLC.]
And apparently they've already learned something that they did not know!
Cousin T.J. Jackson, who is co-guardian of Paris and her brothers - Prince and Blanket - is not around much to check on his family members!
A boy from Indiana who had been abducted in 1994 has been found living in Minnesota after a whopping nineteen years.
Police investigators say that Richard Wayne Landers Jr. was abducted by his paternal grandparents Richard E. and Ruth A. Landers and taken to Minnesota in July 1994 because
Mira Sorvino just gave birth to a healthy baby girl 2 months ago.
2 months?! Wait, that can't be right! Ch-ch-check out that rockin' body (below)!
A picture surfaced online of a baby next to a can of gasoline in the back of a car. That seems dangerous enough, but to add insult to injury the baby was NOT buckled in while the gasoline can totally WAS.
The photo was taken by a traffic cop from Colorado who found the baby while on a routine seat belt check.
We seriously bet whoever that mom was wished she had the car from Back To The Future, so she could head back in time and do a DO-OVER on that epic seat belt FAIL.
Here's what the Colorado Department of Transportation said:
"We want to make it clear that this photo was NOT staged or altered, except to protect the identity of the child. We take this subject very seriously. We wish this photo wasn't real, but in fact it is a real photo taken after a traffic stop by Aurora Police Department."
The driver was issued three citations, and we truly hope she's learned her lesson.
For her and her baby's sake!!!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
This is one of those "double-edged swords" kind of deals. We can see why it's wrong; we can see how it's right.
A school in Norwalk, VA is reporting that in the last year, school security has had to use pepper spray on its students in fights six times. Controversy is spreading throughout the area as parents, school officials and concerned citizens are wondering if this is the appropriate means of intervention when trying to break up a student feud.
This past Wednesday, the school security team used pepper spray on a student who not only attacked another youth, but also came after one of the officers. According to the cop, he had "warned the student multiple times that the spray would have to be used unless the aggression stopped." When it didn't, the official had no other choice.
Guards at both the local high school and middle school are equipped with the spray, known as oleoresin capsicum, but as of this week, the town has gotten together to discuss whether it is really necessary. During the meeting, it was revealed that security officers had used pepper spray a whooping 17 times in the 2009-10 school year, which sent most of the school's parents into a frenzy. City Councilman Paul Riddick, whose son is a student at the high school, sided with the parents who wanted the spray to be pulled from the schools, saying:
"For some reason, it has just come to the public's attention. I think I would have been concerned had I known that in a previous year we had 17 incidents."
Playing devils advocate, a fellow parent of a high school student, Sharon Goretsky, commented:
"I truly believe that is the safest way for security to control the situation many times. [Some unruly students are] out of control and obviously have no respect for authority. They are a danger to all those around."
Good points on both sides, we think. How do we keep kids safe, even from one another?