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Balloon Boy: What Should Happen to the Parents?

We all saw the drama play out on television last week:

First, we all worried that 6-year-old Falcon Heene was trapped inside an out-of-control, homemade airship. Thankfully, he was hiding in the attic the whole time.

Then, what looked like a child's prank turned into something equally, if not more, disturbing. The parents -- reality show veterans -- had created the whole emergency as a publicity stunt. Ironically, what exposed the lie? Their son didn't stick to the script.

It's not the first time we've seen kids deeply involved in their parents' publicity efforts. (Everyone seems to have opinions on whether it's good or bad for children to be on reality shows.) But the Heene parents crossed the line, didn't they?

In light of the expensive, frantic rescue effort, the state of Colorado is prepared to file charges against the parents, and the FAA and FBI may get involved. Read Sheriff: Balloon Hoax a Publicity Stunt 

What do you think should happen to these parents?

 

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