“BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Councilman Ulysees O. Wingo Sr. says it is “utterly unacceptable” that a Buffalo mother was arrested for “educational neglect” because she decided to homeschool her children.
“Someone, somewhere messed up, and that someone needs to face the music,” Wingo said at a Buffalo Common Council meeting Tuesday afternoon.
In December 2016, Kiarre Harris submitted written paperwork notifying the Buffalo School District of her intent to pull her two children from PS 95-Waterfront Elementary and PS 65-Roosevelt ECC. That paperwork was stamped, indicating the District had received it on December 7th.
“I spoke directly to the homeschool coordinator and she told me from this point on my children were officially un-enrolled from school,” Harris told 7 Eyewitness News.
Less than a month later, Harris says she was confronted by CPS workers and police. Her children were taken and put into foster care, and Harris was arrested and charged.”