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second opinion] I live in meridian ms. I had dhs show up at my door last Monday . My son was at the neighbors playing. My other neighbor was cutting my grasss. I took 2 of my four kids and ran 2 miles to the dumpster. While we were gone the neighbor cutting my grass said dhs had come by my 8 yr old son had just walked back over to our home when dhs pulls up and starts honking the horn. When my son says I'm somewhere and starts looking for me the dhs worker goes to the rd with her flashers on and calls the law. I came home picked up my son and my children and I ran on to a business 8 miles away to purchase new marressses for my college bound oldest child. My 16 yr old daughter calls me and says she just got home and to get home dhs and the law were at my house and needed me asap. I pulled up to find two sheriffs cars and dhs lady. She proceeded to tell me I left my son at home and the three minor children would be removed. I went to both neighbors and they came to my home and gave statements. Dhs still told me of a hunch of allegations and they weee taking my kids. It's been 11 days and not one word from them. I have an appt in 5 days with an attorney but I want to know now what My rights are and how quickly my kids can come home. These neighbors are 2nd in command in ma air guard and the other a 55 yr old disabled renter of mine and neighbor for 4 yrs.
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