This news video explains how a family homeschooling its three children experienced a 2011 “home invasion” by police in Nodaway County, Missouri.
The case began years ago when Child Protective Services (CPS) agents were sent to the home because Jason and Laura Hagan, who were homeschooling their three children (ages 13, 10, and 8), reportedly had a “messy house.”
After the initial CPS visit, Jason Glidden denied police access to his home when CPS and police showed up again and demanded entry. The officers then tasered Glidden, forced their way into the house, and pepper-sprayed both Glidden and his wife, Laura.
A Missouri court has ruled the raid unconstitutional under the Fourth Amendment.
On November 14, 2014, Home School Legal Defense Association filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit against Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Glidden and Sheriff Darren White of the sheriff’s department of Nodaway County, Missouri. The suit charges Glidden and White with unlawfully forcing their way into the home of HSLDA members Laura and Jason Hagan on September 30, 2011, in violation of their Fourth Amendment rights.