The Tutt children were removed from their home by Texas Department of Family Protective Services CPS in spite of NO allegations of abuse or neglect. Rather than return them, the Dallas County Judge who issued the removal order ruled to keep them in foster care based on the guardian ad litem's concerns that the children were home schooled. Texas State Law gives the Tutts full freedom to home school their children, and TDFPS and TEA policy both clearly state home schooling alone is not a criteria for abuse or neglect. Additionally, Texas Family Code does not even take educational issues into consideration in any way when defining abuse or neglect. The Tutt's rights under multiple Texas State laws have been violated and their children traumatized by being ripped from their family and split up. Additionally, the foster care system has been abused and taxpayer monies wasted by putting children with a safe, loving home into foster care needlessly. An appeal has been filed by their attorney and a new hearing will take place before a new judge, the GAL continues to press the home schooling issue, in flagrant disregard for law and TDFPS policies.
There is a VERY detailed story and another petition here: https://www.thsc.org/2014/01/judge-removes-children-illegally/
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