Mother To Be Charged After Teen's Violent Crime Spree

The parent of a violent 13-year-old criminal is going to be held responsible for her son.

DeKalb County, GA - The mother of a violent 13-year-old is being charged in an effort to hold parents responsible for failing to hold their children responsible for skipping school to commit crimes.

A 13-year-old was arrested for stealing a Honda Pilot from a gas station on Jan. 5. Police discovered he was the same boy they were searching for who aided in a pawn shop break-in and stealing $9,000 worth of guns, according to the Palm Beach Post.

That same boy was also charged with arson and kidnapping within the past year.

The 13-year-old boy and an accomplice are accused of carjacking a vehicle that had a baby in it and dumping the baby on a sidewalk in front of a gas station, according to the Palm Beach Post.

“He just drops the baby off on the sidewalk and speeds off and we never see him again,” store clerk, Alex Robles, told WSB-TV when the carjacking took place in November.

Police are going to go after that boy’s mother for contributing to her child’s problems and charge her with educational neglect.

That boy has missed more than 30 days of school between August and December, which was the same time when all the crimes were committed.

"This kid is getting more and more violent," DeKalb County Police Maj. K.D. Jackson told WSB-TV. “And mom, we're actively looking for her.”

“She could not provide a valid reason as to why this kid was not going to school other than pointing the finger at other people,” Maj. Jackson told WSB-TV.

The police are willing to work with the parent, Maj. Jackson said.

“To help you become a citizen that's going to act right, we're going to help you. But if you want to continue to allow yourself, or your kid, we're going to deal with you that way too,” Jackson said.

Do you think that parents should be charged for failing to hold their child accountable? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

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Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

I wonder how many other stellar children in society she's raising. Take them away from her. Obviously she doesn't know what she's doing and he's not held accountable for what he does.

Ken Morgan
Ken Morgan

Of course the parents should be held responsible. Lately i see too much of this parents are not responsible for the actions of their offspring, yet they are the first ones to stick out their grubby little paws looking for a payout form the courts when one of their shitstains gets killed while breaking the law...

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

In the past some cities posted the parents of the criminal They did not mentioned the Crimal that a

Klj281
Klj281

Yes parent should be held accountable.

Hottie6262
Hottie6262

This kid needs to be held accountable for his actions. And therapy for both would be a big help there is a reason why he is out of control. Guessing he has abandoned issues because he has no father figure in his life. My son had problems because of that and held that inside for years. And it caused anger issues and he was also hurt that he didn't have a dad and going to school and hearing other kids talk about there dad bothered him. So we got therapy and it helped. They need to ding out what's going on in his head why he is doing these things.