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Florida Mom Kidnaps Her Own Kid So She Doesn’t Have to Learn Black History

A Florida woman is wanted on kidnapping charges after she abducted her daughter so she did not have to learn black history or get vaccinated.

After Megan Everett and Robert Baumann split up, a Florida judge awarded joint custody of daughter, Lilly, to both parents. When Robert went to pick up Lilly after a week with her Mom recently, though, he found this note instead.

“You are a great dad” the mom wrote, emphasizing ‘great’ by underlining it several times. “[But]if I let them take her and vaccinate her and brainwash her, I wouldn’t be doing what’s right. I cannot let a judge tell me how my daughter should be raised. We will miss you. But I had to leave.”

Robert explained that his wife had strong opinions about vaccinations and thought that they would harm their little girl, but he wanted Lilly to be vaccinated so that she could attend preschool with other kids.

“She found this new idea that vaccines are horrible,” Lilly’s dad told the Orlando Sentinel. “I think she wanted to keep her from being vaccinated because that would keep her out of day care.”

Megan also wanted to home-school her daughter so she would not subjected to a public school education and could get an ‘appropriate’ education that embraced her more extremist theories about race, guns, and history.

“She didn’t want Lilly to learn about black history. She just wanted her to learn about the Confederacy,” Lilly’s dad said.

Court records suggest that Lilly’s actions were due in part to her new relationship with a man who is described as “a Confederate-flag-waving gun enthusiast.”

When authorities contacted the new boyfriend, he denied knowing where Megan was but informed federal agents that Megan was aware of the costs of her actions but thought is was worth it to ‘save’ her daughter.

“Lesters [the new boyfriend] informed detectives that Everett … knew she would have to live her life as a fugitive. However, in her mind, the time that she spent with her daughter ‘free’ of Baumann would be ‘worth it,’ regardless of how brief the time was,” the documents read.

Megan’s family, though, just wants her to bring Lilly back.

“In the state of mind my daughter is in, Lilly would be better off with Robert,” Megan’s mom, Pam said. “I have four kids, and Megan is my baby. I don’t know what happened to her.”

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