By: Krystle Crossman
Normally when people want to keep their children out of school to home-school them, it is because they want to bond with their child or because they feel that the schools aren’t up to the task. In these cases, the parent will fill out paperwork to have the child home-schooled and go through all of the proper channels to make sure that their child still gets credit for everything that they are doing. One Florida mother, however, was so adamantly against what the school was going to teach her daughter that she kidnapped her.
Meghan Elizabeth Everett, 22, took her two year old daughter and left. She left a note for her boyfriend, Carlos Lesters, saying that she didn’t want her daughter to be vaccinated or “brainwashed,” so she was taking the girl and leaving. Lesters has been described as a “Confederate-flag-waving gun enthusiast”. The girl’s father, Robert Baumann, dropped her off at her mother’s house last month, and that was the last time he saw her.
Baumann said that Everett had a huge issue with their daughter Lilly being vaccinated, which many schools require these days. He stated that she also had a big issue with the school teaching her daughter about black history. She wanted Lilly to lean all about the Confederacy, rather than the details of African American history.
Everett’s sister said that she has been making some unsafe choices as of late. Everett is currently facing federal charges of crossing state lines to avoid prosecution and kidnapping. There’s still been no sight of Lilly or her mother. The police are asking for the public’s help in the matter. Their family just wants the little girl home safe. Should her mother be caught, she will be arrested immediately.