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High school student sues parents for college tuition

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Rachel Canning, seen here in a photo posted on her Facebook page, is suing her parents for college tuition.

Well, that’s one way to get back at your parents.

A New Jersey high school honor student, who is also an athlete and a cheerleader, has sued her parents for school money after she says they kicked her out of their home when she turned 18, the Daily Record of Parsippany, N.J., reported.

Rachel Canning’s father told the newspaper that his daughter isn’t telling the whole story and that she moved out because she didn’t want to do chores or keep a curfew, among other disagreements.

“We love our child and miss her. This is terrible. It’s killing me and my wife,” Sean Canning, a former police chief for Lincoln Park, where the family lives, told the Daily Record. “We have a child we want home. We’re not draconian and now we’re getting hauled into court. She’s demanding that we pay her bills but she doesn’t want to live at home, and she’s saying, ‘I don’t want to live under your rules.'”

According to court records obtained by the newspaper, Rachel Canning is arguing that she is still financially dependent on her parents because she’s an unemanicipated student.

She’s asking that her parents pay an outstanding $5,306 tuition bill for her private Catholic high school, cover her living and transportation costs, and contribute to a college fund in her name.

Click here to read the full story at LATimes.com.

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10 comments

  • jeff

    I hope the parents win this case. If they do win this case they should tell this ungrateful little slut to never contact them and get a restraining order against this piece of the trash.

  • guest

    it is unfortunate that a lawyer would even take this case and that our judicial system gets to have a say in how we provide for our children (assuming their basic needs are met). my parents were free to decide if they would contribute to college costs for their children. if you leave home, you should be responsible for yourself, not mooching off someone elses parents. anybody that has raised kids knows exactly whats going on here with the teenage attitude.

  • Irene

    She moved out because she felt she didnt want to be treated like the child she is, Now she can live like the adult she thinks she is. Pay her own bills, feed and clothe herself, house herself by getting a job..Oh and make her own rules now that she earned the right.

  • guest

    the rest of the story is that the father of the girl she is staying with hired the lawyer for her. my bet is that at the end of the day she is fooling around with him and they are just trying to get money. her facebook photo speaks volumes about what kind of girl she is.


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