They can be arrested! It's called harboring a run away, contributing to the delinquency of a minor! However, If you think you're life is in danger, you need to tell someone at school, like a counselor, call the police or only if you have no other choice, leave home! I would never tell a kid to run away but, if it'll save your life & you have no choice, do what you have to! Don't go unless you have a safe place to go to! In your situation, if it were me, I'd take you in so I understand their willingness to help you! Good luck, sweetie! I hope you get help!
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Last edited at 5:13PM on 8/15/2012
Doing that can cause a lot of pain and danger. Where would you go? Would you be safe there? Any possability something bad could happen to you? How would your parents react? You would most likely be put in a home somewhere. If theres any type of abuse going on, then talk to an adult at school about it. Or call the police and get help. But running away for any other reason other than that is ridiculous. And You can keep in mind that discipline and difference in opinions are not abuse. Stay put. A lot of bad things can happen from running away
okay i know it's probably really tempting if things are bad-but don't.... well if you are literally fearing for your safety you might wanna get outta there asap but if u aren't heres why you shouldn't: 1) your parents will get po'd @ those parents and you might not be allowed to see them again 2) they could get in HUGE trouble 3)they could send out a search party 4) your parents would be super upset
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Last edited at 11:00PM on 8/15/2012
If you feel you are in danger, call the Covenant House 1800-999-9999 and explain the situation to them. They have someone to talk to you 24/7 and can even pick you up and take you to a safe place.
Try to talk to your mother, so she can try to get you the help you need. If you feel you are in danger, you must refuse to go back to your fathers house no matter what. If you willingly return to your fathers house, the police or child protective services will think you are just upset with your father and not scared of him.
Do not go involve your friends parents or they could get in legal trouble. Do not go out on the street, there are caring people you can call now who will pick you up and keep you safe. Take care.