Thursday, February 23, 2012
Girl dies after being forced to run for hours
Today I read a tragic story that really touched a nerve inside me. The reason I say this is because I have two children, one boy who is five years old and one girl who is two years old and I love them very much. If anything, I think I spoil them too much and don't discipline them enough. Anyways, this story made the headlines today about a nine year old girl who was forced to run for three hours as punishment because she had lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. She was severely dehydrated when several days later she had a seizure and died. Authorities have arrested her grandmother and stepmother and remain in jail on murder charges. The girl's name is Savannah Hardin. The grandmother and stepmother where the ones who disciplined Savannah for lying to them about eating some candy bars. I think this is so sad that these people would force their nine year old daughter to run over three hours because she lied to them about something as silly as candy. Some people who witnessed the girl running said they told deputies that the girl was told to run and not allowed to stop for three hours. The girl's stepmother called authorities about 6:45pm telling them that Savannah Hardin was having a seizure and was unresponsive. The sheriff's department released an autopsy report saying that the girl had been severely dehydrated and had a very low sodium level. They are trying to determine if the Savannah was forced to run by physical coercion or by verbal commands. What have people become in this world where children are dying because their family forces them to run for lying about a lousy candy bar? This story makes me sick. This is cruelty at it's lowest form. This shouldn't have happened, period. This is an insane world that we live in. You can read more about this story on yahoo.