Kansas boy's slaying prompts call for new home school rules
May 17, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor called Tuesday for tougher state regulation of home schools in response to the 2015 killing of a 7-year-old boy whose remains were found in a family pig sty, and has some bipartisan support among legislators.
The state requires only that operators register their home schools with the state and provide "competent" teachers. The father and stepmother of Adrian Jones claimed to be schooling him in their Kansas City, Kansas home; they have been sentenced to life in prison for his death, and authorities say they abused and starved the boy.