well well well...
SS17 (almost 18!) who lives in a residential treatment facility - recently was promoted to a group home type environment.
Instead of a dormitory style rooming, it is an apartment with a couple of bedrooms and like 2-3 kids per room. The idea being he is given more freedom, to work and attend school, but he still has structure and is learning how to be a human.
This promotion was made about a month ago.
This weekend he used some of his new found freedom to go out drinking and stay out past curfew. Whoops.
I get where this is a relatively normal teen thing, but what isn't normal is that this kid is on some serious drugs for his issues and shouldn't be drinking - even if he was of age!
So as the RTC and his caseworker, and group leaders were meeting with him this afternoon; to determine his consequences; he pulled his normal stunt - he got up and with a flip of the bird - left. The RTC called to let us know. They had to wait an hour before they could contact the police to file a missing person report.
It's been 4 hours. We haven't heard back yet.