A Virginia grandfather says he has no idea why the state took his grandchildren away from him, despite making one of them sleep in the shed overnight multiple times as punishment.
"I have no idea," Arthur Warren said to WHSV-TV regarding why his grandchildren were taken into foster care. "Your guess is as good as mine."
But guessing is unnecessary according to Investigator Paul McCormick. He said the school contacted the state when they noticed the boy coming to class shivering and cold, and police later found out about the boy's sleeping arrangements.
Not possible, said Warren. "Shivering and cold?" he asked. "Well, he comes in here and gets warm before he ever goes to school. I don't see where there's anything wrong with it, because it wasn't cold enough to hurt anything. I mean if it was cold, yeah, but no colder than it was then, I don't see where there's anything wrong with it."
Instead, he thinks government is intruding on his ability to discipline.
"Well, to tell you the truth, you can't correct kids anymore," commented Warren. "You can't lay a hand on one, or they go to foster people, and you're in trouble because you did. If they could correct them like they did when we grew up, you wouldn't have trouble."