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Teens' Death Review Calls for Scrutiny of Home Schooling Laws

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A task force examining the murder-suicide ofthree Johnston County teens says the state should look at its homeschool laws to see if they help cover up child abuse.

The Child Fatality Review Team found that home-school laws,quoting, "allow persons who maltreat children to maintain socialisolation in order for the abuse and neglect to remainundetected."

The team is calling for a task force to look into the issue tomake recommendations to the Legislature.

The team that reviewed the circumstances of the murder-suicidelast July says Johnston County social workers tried to protect thechildren. But the panel found the workers lacked some tools thatcould help prevent future deaths from child abuse or neglect.

Brandon Warren and Bradley Kyle Warren were found shot to deathin their home outside Princeton along with half-sister MarnieWarren.

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