Dad Abandoned Teen Over Calculus Grade

Tuan Huynh made daughter pack, ditched her 14 miles from home: prosecutors
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2012 4:14 PM CDT
The girl was found with a backpack with a blanket and change of clothes in it, and nothing else.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, after prosecutors say he attempted to throw his teenage daughter out of the house over a failing calculus grade. In February, Tuan Huynh, 47, reportedly drove his daughter to a town almost 14 miles away and abandoned her there with nothing but a backpack, a change of clothes, and a blanket, Montgomery News reports. Prosecutors say the 16-year-old had been given an hour to pack and told she couldn't live with her family anymore.

She had no phone to call for help, and no family or friends in the area. "She didn't know where she was," the assistant DA said. "She was terrified." Eventually she ran into a minister, who called police for her. Initially she wouldn't tell police her real name, allegedly because she'd been warned not to. Huynh was sentenced to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service, and must complete parenting classes before he can move back into his home. (Read more Tuan Huyn stories.)

My Take on This Story
Show results without voting  |