An 18-year old honors student from New Jersey is now suing her parents after their refusal to pay for the rest of her Catholic high school education and for college in the fall. ABC News reports:
The girl claims she was kicked out of the house.
Now, she wants the court to order her parents to support her.
“It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be tough for me and my wife,” said Sean Canning, Rachel’s father.
Sean Canning says it’s tearing his family apart.
His 18-year-old daughter, Rachel left home last year and is now suing him to pay for her living expenses and her college education.
“Are there privileges to living under my roof and my rules? Yeah, private schools, new car, college education, yeah, that’s what comes with living under our roof,” Canning said.
Canning is a retired police chief who says like many other American households, his household has rules. But he says Rachel chose to leave home in a dispute over curfews and chores.
Rachel is an honor student at Morris Catholic High School and is living in Rockaway, New Jersey with her best friend and their family, whom Canning says is bankrolling the lawsuit.
“We would be wholed and healed as a family if you were back home. I think she’s being enabled, I think she’s being steered down the wrong area and it’s killing us, it really is,” Canning said.
Only in ‘Merica?