Assemblymember Medina’s Statement on 13 Siblings Held Captive by Parents in Perris, CA

For immediate release:

SACRAMENTO— Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) released the following statement in reaction to the finding of homeschooled children held captive by their parents in Assembly District 61:

“I was very disturbed to learn about the horrific violence that has taken place in our community, and am thankful that these children are now in safety.  I am extremely concerned about the lack of oversight the State of California currently has in monitoring private and home schools. I have been in conversation with the Riverside County Office of Education, which agrees that we need to do more to protect our students and validate that they are in safe learning environments. I am looking into introducing a bill this year that would provide a legislative solution and prevent a situation like this from occurring in the future.”

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.