Danielle and Alexander Meitiv let their children, 10 and six, walk home alone from a park a mile away from their house. Now, Montgomery County is investigating the couple for child neglect. The parents are responsible and intelligent. Danielle is a climate-science consultant, and Alexander is a physicist at the National Institutes of Health. The police picked up the kids when they had already made it half way home. Then the police called CPS.
The Meitivs say that on Dec. 20, a CPS worker required Alexander to sign a safety plan pledging he would not leave his children unsupervised until the following Monday, when CPS would follow up. At first he refused, saying he needed to talk to a lawyer, his wife said, but changed his mind when he was told his children would be removed if he did not comply. Read more. Video and story….