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A 9-year-old who eluded airport security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas should live away from his parents for now while he and his family get therapy and other services, a judge ruled yesterday. Hennepin County District Judge Joseph Klein granted the county’s petition to declare the boy a “child in need of protection or services,” starting the protection process under court supervision. County and school officials plan to work with them to determine what kind of help the boy needs. The petition described the boy’s misbehavior, which started with running away and staying out overnight, suspensions from school for aggressive behavior and sneaking into a YWCA swimming pool. Then, on Oct. 1, he stole a large delivery truck and damaged other vehicles. The next day he went to the airport, where he stole a bag off a luggage carousel, went to a restaurant where he ordered food then said he had to go to the bathroom, and he left without paying. On Oct. 3, he blended in with a family to sneak past the security and took an empty seat on a plane.

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