Q: What legal action can a 15 year old girl do with an ex boyfriend thats threatening her?
My friend says her ex boyfriend is stalking her and threatening to shoot her. I’m telling her to call the police but she doesn’t want to get her parents involved. Legally, what can she do?
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IN MY OPINION, YOU WERE RIGHT.......CALL THE POLICE AND DISCUSS WITH FAMILY.
Whether she wants to or not if there are death threats she needs to involve the authorities. Police, certainly, School officials, definitely. When she involves the police she may qualify for the DA to obtain criminal restraining orders against this man. She may not want to involve her parents now, but if the worst happens, they will be the ones attending her funeral and weeping over "Why didn't she tell us??"
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