Swain leaders call for DSS workers to step down

Mar 1, 2011 Read more: Asheville Citizen-Times

Swain County leaders want social workers named in inquiry into the death of a child in their care to step down during the police investigation.

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Fontanagirl

Niota, TN

#1 Mar 2, 2011
While Dss is stepping down, Who is being charged with the death of this child. Why is there no charges, Where are the people that were there when this child died . Where are they now
caring citizen

Bryson City, NC

#2 Mar 2, 2011
totally agree. the aunt should have been arrested, but are they waiting for the autopsy report before aressting her?
wondering

Abingdon, VA

#3 Apr 22, 2011
What is up with this story? Has anyone been charged with this baby's death yet?
Shallow Bird

Murphy, NC

#4 May 1, 2011
Why hasnt the aunt got charged or even the people that said they saw the child sit in the car seat the day before her death for 12 hours and was only fed a bite of a hotdog and a sip of drink. They are just as guilty and NEED to be charged because they witnessed and did nothing about it.

I also feel if the aunt was aware and she did not like how social services was handling the case why did she complain to commissioners in November, not wait until the poor little child passes away. According to the paper she took one child why didnt she take the baby as well and then go and complain to social services board. But she waits until she is gone. She is just as guilty in my eys.
Local

United States

#5 May 3, 2011
Shallow Bird wrote:
Why hasnt the aunt got charged or even the people that said they saw the child sit in the car seat the day before her death for 12 hours and was only fed a bite of a hotdog and a sip of drink. They are just as guilty and NEED to be charged because they witnessed and did nothing about it.
I also feel if the aunt was aware and she did not like how social services was handling the case why did she complain to commissioners in November, not wait until the poor little child passes away. According to the paper she took one child why didnt she take the baby as well and then go and complain to social services board. But she waits until she is gone. She is just as guilty in my eys.
It was/is the job of DSS, not just anyone, to remove children from bad situations. Don't the terms ""abduction or "kidnapping" seem to apply when relatives or anyone else take children who don't belong to them without some kind of legal custody or guardianship in place? I agree that the aunt the child was living with needs to be dealt with if any part of the accusations against her are true. Others did all they legally could by reporting what they observed. It's just such a shame what this little one had to endure.

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