Kentucky Parents of Seven Investigated for Abuse For Breaking Social Distancing Rules
After a warning from a bank teller, two Kentucky parents are being investigated for a potential case of abuse.
According to TheBlaze, the family moved to Kentucky from New York City, ostensibly to avoid this type of nanny-state fiat, a short time before this occurred in March. The parents brought their children into the bank to open an account, since they were too young to be left outside unattended.
Representing the family is the Home School Legal Defense Association, who stated:
The teller immediately interrogated [the parents] about why they had brought five kids into the bank at one time. She [the teller] told them they could not get within six feet of her and that they needed to take the children out. [The mother] explained that the children were too young to be unsupervised by an adult, and neither she nor [her husband] could take them elsewhere because the couple were opening a joint account, and both had to be present.
While [the father] stayed with the children away from the counter, [the mother] opened the account, feeling self-conscious as the staff whispered to each other and watched her family suspiciously. When [the father] walked to the counter to show his New York ID and to sign, the bank staff asked why [the parents’] identifications were from different states, which the couple explained.
The couple initially talked in jest about how weird the experience had been, but they were met at home by a state trooper and a social worker from child protective services. They said they were there to investigate an anonymous call which claimed “that a mother of five had taken her children out with a man who wasn’t their dad, and they had bruises on their arms that indicated grabbing.”
TheBlaze further reports:
The mother offered to present her children’s birth certificates to prove that her husband was, indeed, their father, pointed out that the kids were all wearing jackets so it would be impossible for an observer to see their upper arms, and objected to the male social worker searching under her daughters’ clothing. The investigator did make at least one of the boys take off his shirt, and pulled up the girls’ sleeves to take photos.
But, despite being presented with evidence that the father was related to the children and that there were no signs of abuse, the social worker was not satisfied. The mother, Mary Sabbatino, told Glenn Beck on his radio show, “After all was said and done after the initial call…now he wants an investigation because why am I homeschooling and how can I give adequate attention to that many children.”
This is INSANE! Kentucky mom Mary Sabbatino moved to Kentucky to ESCAPE this kind of stuff! Now she could be investigated for breaking social distancing rules, having 7 children, and daring to HOMESCHOOL them! pic.twitter.com/r1CE3sO1J8
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) May 4, 2020
This is just another case of why the hysteria surrounding the Wuhan virus needs to end as quickly as possible. Our liberty depends on it.