Cps removed child from home on a "dependent child" allegation. This is based on one incident at school. The child got upset, they got in trouble and said they wanted to harm themselves. Child was removed immediately from school by the parent. Parents assessed the situation, spoke to the child. The child said they didn't want to harm their self and just said it because they were upset. School thought the child should have had an immediate mental health evaluation, the parents were confident no threat of harm was present and had a long conversation about making claims of such a serious nature.
School called CPS and the parents informed them that the child is fine and there is no threat of harm present. Parents declined an interview with CPS and exercised their right to privacy and 4th amendment right to unreasonable search and seizures.
Two weeks after the incident at school, the parents were informed of a court hearing for later that same day. At the hearing cps claimed parent failed to provide proper mental health care and ordered an emergency removal.
An emergency removal, TWO WEEKS after the incident, based on one instance of the child being upset?
Usually states have very complex court hearing schedules and requirements when a child is removed from a home.
In Washington State, there are many different hearings concerning such a matter,
I would suggest you obtain an attorney to protect your legal rights,
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