CAMPBELL — Police, along with Mahoning County Children Services, are investigating a case of child endangering involving a 17-year-old boy.
At about 1 a.m. Monday, police reported to a Regent Street home after the 4-foot-8-inch, 70-pound boy fell from a two-story window.
The boy told police that he attempted to exit the window to get water, and that he was extremely thirsty. When police asked the boy why he didn’t use a door inside the house instead, he responded that his bedroom door was locked and tied shut.
Police also noticed a large gash on the boy’s head. They spoke with the boy’s mother and stepfather, then inspected his bedroom, but found nothing to support his account.
The neighbor who called police after noticing the boy drinking from her garden hose said she believes the boy is malnourished and dehydrated from neglect and abuse at the hands of his mother and stepfather.
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