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i am 15 and i want to runaway with someone

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    I am 15 years old and in highschool i hate it their. People judge me and underestimate me. My family isnt the best either. So i am planning to run away with some other person. But i was wondering if i run away and i get found or.caught what will happen ? Will it just be whatever and i go back home ?

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    Re: i am 15 and i want to runaway with someone

    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for reaching out to us here at National Runaway Safeline. It sounds like you have been having a pretty hard time lately between school and your family. It seems like you are pretty set in your decision to leave home. We do not give advice here at NRS, we will not tell you that you should or should not run away but rather just make sure that you are and will be safe in whatever you decide to do.
    We are not legal experts here, but typically what happens if you leave home without your guardian's permission, they have the right to make a runaway report. Running away is not illegal, it is a status offense so it is most similar to a parking ticket. If the police find you, then they just bring you back home. If your parents know who you are staying with, in some states they would then also have the option to press charges against them for harboring a runaway.
    Again, we do not tell you whether you should leave home or not, we just want to make sure that you are safe in whatever you decide. These things might be helpful to think about before leaving home:

    What else can I do to improve my home situation before I leave?
    What would make me stay at home?
    How will I survive?
    Is running away safe?
    Who can I count on to help me?
    Have I given this enough thought?
    What are my other options?
    If I end up in trouble, who will I call?
    When I return home, what will happen?

    We are here 24/7, and we are anonymous and confidential. If you need any further assistance, you can always call in at 1 800 RUNAWAY (786 2929). We are here to provide support and resources to youth. We also have a chat option, open 4:30pm to 11:30pm CST through our website at We wish you luck with everything.

    Stay safe,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
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