5 year old was so desperate to go to school, he got his father arrested 5 year old was so desperate to go to school, he got his father arrested
When most children like to stay home on weekends and holidays, one 5-year-old boy from Pennsylvania recently proved, that not all children like to stay... 5 year old was so desperate to go to school, he got his father arrested

When most children like to stay home on weekends and holidays, one 5-year-old boy from Pennsylvania recently proved, that not all children like to stay home and not go to school on these days. This child was so eager to go to school on Saturday that at 7am, he went to his father who was still sleeping, woke him up and asked him to take him to school. His father, Forty-three-year-old Jeffrey Wagner said he told his son not to worry, that it was the weekend, and to go back to sleep. Afterward, Wagner admits that he, too, fell back to sleep.
Undeterred, Mitchell got himself ready, walked a block to the bus stop and waited for the school bus, but when the bus didn’t arrive, he set off for school on foot. CBS Pittsburgh reports that a motorist spotted the child and called police, who then picked up the boy and called his father.


Now his father faces child endangerment charges after the little boy walked nearly two miles to school in near-freezing temperatures Wagner waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and will face the charge in county court.

According to Pennsylvania law, a single instance of a child endangerment can result in up to five years in prison, even when it’s classified as a misdemeanor.

A felony charge can result in up to seven. At the end of the day, it will be up to the court to decide whether or not the 43-year-old father’s seemingly innocent blunder is truly deserving of spending half 5 years away from his family.

Henry Okafor

  • Amal

    2017-01-02 #1 Author

    Kids can be so surprising sometimes! I hope he keeps loving school when he will have to study and to sit for exams 😀

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  • Karisa Msipha

    2017-01-02 #2 Author

    Im so touched by this kid who loves school so much. This is a lesson to us as parents that we need to keep an eye on our kids all the time, and also the doors locked.

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  • Nana akua agyeiwaa Acheampong

    2017-01-02 #3 Author

    Amazing child.one of a few great leader so in the world. Luv u honey.

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  • Kimberly newton

    2017-01-02 #4 Author

    I hope the dad gets wat he has coming..??

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  • Nana akua agyeiwaa Acheampong

    2017-01-02 #5 Author

    Smart kid.one OF our create leaders in the world.me luv U dearie.

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  • Nana akua agyeiwaa Acheampong

    2017-01-02 #6 Author

    Smart kid.one OF the great leaders we have in the world. Me luv u dearie.

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  • Tarmara

    2017-01-02 #7 Author

    Awww lol he must really like school! Haha! Too bad for dad tho!

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  • Bunmi Omoijuanfo

    2017-01-02 #8 Author

    my goodness!!!!! I know nature can’t be cheated but this serves to inform all parents to be extra vigilant…. the doors should have been properly secured before drifting off to sleep…
    I know some people may see the Law as too severe especially if you have no priors but it serves also to show that ignorance isn’t an excuse before the Law…. thanks for sharing this story

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  • Elizabeth

    2017-01-02 #9 Author

    The dad should be up when the child is up! There is no excuse, doesn’t matter how tired you are, your job is being a father and watching over your child! Had he been up watching his kid, he wouldn’t be facing serious charges.

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  • amber muhammad

    2017-01-02 #10 Author

    that’s just to cute i use to love going to school when i was little i hope my kids love going to school to

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  • Lachina potts

    2017-01-02 #11 Author

    This is very interesting

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  • Chris Griff

    2017-01-02 #12 Author

    Thats interesting he will grow up and be a strong young man

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  • Saira Huff

    2017-01-02 #13 Author

    It’s amazing how enthusiastic he is about school. Hope that feeling continues throughout his childhood into adulthood. I do however, hope the father isn’t sentenced to time but it will make him be more alert and keep an eye open.

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  • Abril

    2017-01-02 #14 Author

    Awww what a eager child he was to get to school. He must go to a good school and have a wonderful teacher. I hope his father do not have to go to jail. What a good but sad story.

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  • Ke McDowell

    2017-01-02 #15 Author

    I think that it is good the child loves school that much but don’t think the father should have been arrested

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    • Naynay

      2017-01-03 #16 Author

      Exactly he’s only 5 years old he doesn’t no any better

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  • Destiny

    2017-01-02 #17 Author

    Lol aww , he wanted his education at least .

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    • Kirabaybeeee

      2017-01-03 #18 Author

      The child was just eager and ready to learn awww

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  • Amani

    2017-01-02 #19 Author

    You rarely find kids this enthuiastic about school. Dad should be up at the right time so that this doesn’t happen again, it could’ve ended way worse than just the police getting involved.

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  • BRANDEE WILLIAMS

    2017-01-03 #20 Author

    i l0VE THE FACT THAT THiS CHilD LOVES SCH00L BUT WE AS PARENTS NEED TO KEEP A BETTER EYE ON OUR CHILDREN THEY ARE SMALL BUT VERY QUICK

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  • Jasmine

    2017-01-03 #21 Author

    I feel sorry for the dad, but I’m proud of the little boy for being so eager to Learn!!

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  • Robert

    2017-01-03 #22 Author

    He will be a bright child in life very smart to know where he is going especially in cold weather but as parents you must never sleep while kids are up.

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