CPS Says Kids' Walk to Park Alone Was 'Unsubstantiated Child Neglect'
You may remember the story of Maryland parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, who were under investigation by Child Protective Services for allowing their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter to walk home alone from a park one mile away from their house.
The "free-range" parents were found guilty yesterday of "unsubstantiated" child neglect after a two-month investigation by the Montgomery County CPS.
Danielle Meitiv said she and her husband plan to appeal the decision and will still let their children walk to the park.
Officials declined to comment on the case, but say an unsubstantiated finding is made when there's some information supporting child neglect, seemingly credible reports disagree or there isn't enough information for a conclusion, AP reported.
The Meitivs say CPS will now keep a file on them for five years.
In a "Fox and Friends" appearance in January, Meitiv argued that, "Parenting in every other generation involves letting your kids learn independence and not only letting them learn it, helping them. Helping them learn independence and resilience and courage. And that's not going to happen if we're watching them all the time."
Watch more above and Meitiv's appearance with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, here.