Outside Houston, two children – a 5 year old boy and 11 year old girl – have been found living in an abandoned school bus. The bus is fitted with running water, heat, electricity, and plumbing. It sits on property covered in garbage.
The children were left in the care of an aunt more than a year ago, when their parents were convicted of fraud. It is unclear whether this aunt shared the bus, or merely stopped by with food. The children seem never to have been schooled, and have no shoes.
Psychologists call a child isolated from human contact from a young age a feral or wild child. Such children are deprived of loving care and exposure to ordinary social behavior. Many experience severe abuse before being discarded.
The terms “feral” and “wild” are an insult to animals everywhere. Only humans would do this to their children.
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