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Family Law Keyed to Wadlington
Matter of Andrew R.
Citation:454 N.Y.S.2d 820
Defendant was an intelligent 13-year old boy. His parents sent him to Hawthorne, a residential treatment center under a so-called voluntary placement instrument. In fact, the boy alleges that he was tricked into going to the facility by a false or misleading representation. Andrew then ran away from Hawthorne and returned home, refusing to return. When his father pressed him to return, Andrew reacted with threats against him. While at school, Andrew cut some classes but attended most of them.
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