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    I'm 14, about to go to high school. My best friend and his dad offered me a place to stay at their house. They live in a different state. I understand my parents would get mad but my dad and I have been arguing lately and its getting to me. If I move then it means a start over in a new place where no one knows anything about me. I need that. But I don't know what I should do.

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    Re: moving away

    Hello,

    It sounds like you're at a point where you are seriously considering leaving to go and stay with your best friend/their dad out of state. We recognize that starting high school can be a tough time with a lot of changes and imagine this to be a very difficult decision. We aren't legal experts and are not here to tell someone whether to run away or not. However, we can talk to you about your situation and hopefully help you come up with a plan. One thing you and your friend's dad may need to discuss is whether you think your parents would file you as a run away and if so if your friend's dad would be okay taking some potential legal risks. Running away itself is most often considered a status offense, but harboring a runaway could be considered a crime. If you'd like to continue exploring possible options, please feel free to reach out to us directly.
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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