There is a story of a crazy dad who thought it was perfectly okay to dump his daughter off forever at a mall because she did poorly on a calculus exam. This poor 16 year old wandered around the mall asking people if she could come live with them.
Here is a bit of the story from a sister paper to our Mercury-
A Lower Gwynedd father who authorities accused of abandoning his teenage daughter in Cheltenham, allegedly because of a failing grade, faces several years of court supervision.
Tuan Huynh, 47, of the 1100 block of Walnut Farm Road, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court Tuesday to two years’ probation and 100 hours of community service after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child under 18 in connection with the Feb. 22 incident.
With the charges, authorities alleged Huynh abandoned the 16-year-old girl at Cheltenham Avenue and Washington Lane, near the Cheltenham Square Mall, after she received a bad grade in a calculus course.
“Throw her out instead of getting her a tutor. What kind of choice is that for a parent to make?” said Assistant District Attorney Cara McMenamin, who prosecuted Huynh. “It’s unconscionable and outrageous.”
McMenamin described the teenager as a “soft-spoken, extremely serious young girl” who has aspirations of being a classical pianist. The girl feared she would never see her family again, McMenamin said.
Sheesh! DA McMenamin? She can come live with me!
I didn’t do too well in calc!