Rachel Canning is a 18 year old N.J. high school cheerleader and Morris Catholic High School honor student. According to the report, last Oct, she said she was kicked out from her family because of a family dispute at her 18’s birthday and recently she came back to the spotlight again as she sued her parents Sean and Elizabeth Canning for college tuition. Now Rachel Canning stays with her friends’ family and the lawsuit was funded by her friend’ dad John Inglesino, to sue Rachel’s parents for not doing what they should do as Rachel Canning’s guardians.
For the saying of “kicking out”, Rachel’s dad Sean Canning, the former Lincoln Park police chief didn’t agree with it, and he said their spoiled daughter voluntarily moved out last year.
According to Daily report, Rachel was quoted as saying in court that,
“My parents have rationalised their actions by blaming me for not following their rules,” “They stopped paying my high school tuition to punish the school and me and have redirected my college fund, indicating their refusal to afford me an education as a punishment.”
Rachel’s father also said they had rules as he revealed to CBS news.
“Living in our house, there’s rules,” “There’s minor chores. There’s curfews – when I say curfew, it’s usually after 11pm at night.”
But for “refuse to pay college tuition”, Rachel’s father had other explanations and said the reason for them not paying her is because her daughter has a college fund. According to the local media, she did have a college fund as high as $20,000 (£12,000) as her scholarship and she was also said her dreamed college is University of Vermont.
“We love our child and miss her” “This is terrible. It’s killing me and my wife. 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’.”
“We love Rachel and wish she would wake up. 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.'”
“This whole thing is just destroying our family,” “We love our daughter. She’s our pride and joy. The door is wide open. We want her to come home.” – Sean Canning
According to The Daily Record, Rachel’s lawyers asked her parents to pay $5,306 (£3,181) as Rachel’s Morris Catholic tuition as well as to support the expenses of her current living and transportation and the whole fee would be about $12,000 in total.
Another hearing will be held in April to determine if her parents should pay for Canning’s college tuition. A judge said on Tuesday that New Jersey couple don’t need to pay for a 18 year old child’s college tuition.
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