He is in his final year of high school. He will be turning 18 in April. He keeps running away and refuses to get into my car when I go find him. An example of this is yesterday, he left school to walk to his girlfriends house, which is in the opposite direction of ours. She lives about 9-10miles away from the school. He went to house and tried to manipulate her to sneak him in after her grandpa, whom she lives with, went to bed. How can the government say I'm remsponsible for him until he is 18 but tie my hand from 16 to that point. What legal options or right do I have to make him come home and be warm, fed, sheltered and safe?
You can call the cops and list him as a runaway. The cops can bring him home and this can keep repeating itself. Alternatively, you could contact DSS. However, the only thing DSS is going to do (maybe) is put him in their custody until he ages out. Best of luck.
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