Teen tells 911 she was forced to go on vacation with parents

Fifteen-year-old Mississauga girl called 911 while at rental cottage near Belleville



TRENT HILLS, Ont. – Police have issued a stern warning to an Ontario teenager who called 911 saying she had been forced to go on vacation with her parents.

Provincial police say a 15-year-old girl from Mississauga, west of Toronto, called the emergency line last Tuesday while at a rental cottage in Trent Hills, near Belleville.

Const. Steve Bates says that when officers arrived, the teen buried her face in her hands and said she didn’t want to be there.

He says the officers warned her it was not an appropriate use of 911 and left any further discipline to her mother, who had been unaware of the call.

Bates says such calls tie up police resources, which can affect the safety of others.

The girl’s name has not been released.

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Teen tells 911 she was forced to go on vacation with parents

  1. At 16, my daughter wanted to attend a party with no curfew. Mom and I said no, there must be a curfew. Daughter called the police. Two RCMP showed up and said that we had to let my daughter go, or we could be charged with illegal confinement.

    Obviously, we let her go. Thank gawd for “the system”, eh?

    • What is a suitable curfew for a 16-year old girl, I wonder?

      • I never had a curfew for my daughters. My mother told me something that I told them. You are very near the time you will leave the nest and when you do, you will be making adult decisions so I will trust you to make those decisions now. They had a cell phone and if they needed help, they or their friend’s called. If I called, they answered. My husband or I always picked them up when they needed a ride. They both moved out at 18 years old because I did when I was 18 and I considered it the best time of my life. I wanted them to experience that time of freedom and growth as a young adult. However, I would have kicked their asses if they would have pulled a bs stunt like this. If the police ever showed over a denial to attend a party or a vacation, I would have told my daughter to pack their stuff, arrange alternate accommodations for living and call a cab. It would time for them to move out.

      • The age of majority…adulthood… in Canada is 18

        Curfew is up to you

        • Sorry to burst your perceived notion bubble EM but many young people graduate school when they are 17 and move out and go university at age 17. Some are far younger. Child prodigies. The age to vote is 18. In some provinces, the age to buy liquor is 18. Nothing else is written in stone. Children much younger sue for emancipation and it is granted.

    • Dear gawd….I’d have sued

      She wasn’t an adult!

      • Who would you have sued? A 16 year old is free to leave home and quit school without a parent’s permission.

    • You could have told your daughter what my parents told me and my 8 siblings. “These are the rules of my home. If you do not want to follow them, that is your choice. However, if you do not you will need to find another place to live.” Your daughter was at 16 able to quit school without your permission and live on her own. My youngest sister chose to do just that. 16 years can sign themselves out of the hospital against medical advice. Any 16 year old who has so little respect for her parent’s authority that she would phone the police to attend a party, should be set free to learn the realities of life on her own. There is unlikely a day that goes by that my sister didn’t regret her decision to leave school and home. However, parents cannot be blackmailed by a high school student into parenting in the way the student would like them to. If the student doesn’t like rules, find alternative accommodation.

      • Gage G. exactly! At 15 I would have never imagined even in my wildest dreams doing something like that (even the commenter’s story about his 16 year old daughter who called the RCMP). It was always implied when I was a kid that if you didn’t like the rules of the house you could get the F out! At 15 I was getting my first job in a day camp over the summer and I worked every summers like that (along with baby sitting almost every night of the week) until I turned 19. You see at 16 I had asked my mom (who was raising me on her own) for a car. My friend’s parents got them one, why didn’t she? She was a financial planner and she taught me that most of these parents were living above their means and that, although we lived in a good neighbourhood and that we were comfortable, it wouldn’t be financially responsible for her to get me a car. Plus, it wouldn’t be a good way to teach me how to work hard and value things. And so I worked hard for 4 years and at 19, with 10 000$ in the bank she took me shopping for a car which I mostly paid on my own (both her and my dad gave me a thousand each to help me out as a sort of “well done” gift and also so I would still have a bit of money left in my account). I still remember fondly my little second hand Suzuki which I had for 7 years. What I mean to say is, I had one hell of a mom. She was strict and knew exactly where I was and with whom. If I wasn’t gonna be home for diner, I had to call (she always supplied me with quarters for the pay phone). I had a curfew as a teenager (home by 10 until I was 16, 11 when I was 17 and then no more curfew when I turned 18). I could not swear in the house and I was not to be disrespectful to her and the reason was simple…….you don’t talk shit to your mother! Yeah it pissed me off, yeah I was frustrated with my life when I was a teenager but I would have never even thought of calling the police to say that my mom was…..well…..being a mom! This 15 year old kid should be given a real life lesson soon otherwise, she’s not going to survive in the real world!

  2. Everyone is rolling their eyes at the teen’s actions, and perhaps rightly so. I just hope there was not a legitimate reason for the teen’s ‘not wanting to be there’ , such as an abusive situation. Some teens may have the emotional equilibrium to articulate that they are being abused, others not so much, especially if there are feeling of shame.

    • I am sure the police assessed the situation. They don’t usually lecture kids in grade 10 on the seriousness of calling 911 if they suspect abuse.
      I had my first job at a newspaper the summer I was 15. I missed a summer vacation to Toronto. My sister enjoyed two weeks at My aunt’s home in Oakville, complete with a swimming pool while I worked full time for $450.00 per month, paid board and room and saved up my money to buy my first camera so I could be a photojournalist. This girl sounds very immature. She will learn the hard way that a person’s whole life involves following rules.

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