‘Runaway Guide,’ site reportedly assists teens in running away

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runaway guideA local teenager runs away from home and some believe the website “Runaway Guide” may have given him a step-by-step process to plan his getaway. Mary Steele, executive director of New Horizons, a drop-in shelter for runaways in Seattle, talked about the dangers of the website.

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  • ChristianHill

    OH SPARE ME. Blame blame blame. "He did it because of video games." "He did it because of Metallica." "He did it because…" The blame game has been going on since the beginning of time. Let's stop passing the buck and take some accountability instead of trying to throw this harmless travel blog under the bus. Mary Steele should get a life — and a makeover.

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS. It is a travel blog. He uses the word runaway but everyone knows that it's not intended for that purpose. It's mostly for backpackers around the world, which most late teens to early adults do in there life. It's fantastic to have a site to tell you where to sleep and interesting places to visit on your travels. THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST ABSURD STORY.

    Also, he is NOT still on the run. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara for world and global studies, then went onto the prestigious United Nations University in Tokyo to pursue his masters degree. He is a brilliant writer with a desire to see the world and share his adventures. How dare you broadcast ill informed information. Stop blaming other people. This young boy had to come up with the idea to runaway on his own to then type " running away" into google to find this website. And there is NO WAY he met older men off of this site. ABSOLUTELY NO WAY. That is just a lie.

    Research more before you publicize a story like this.

  • Franziska

    Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found
    a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her
    ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!