A Kentucky couple who came under fire for allowing their 6-year-old son to run in the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati have revealed that they were visited by Child Protective Services.
Ben and Kami Crawford, of Bellevue, shared a photo on Instagram of an official interviewing Rainier, “who adamantly decided that he wanted to run a marathon.”
In the caption, they wrote that Child Protective Services arrived at their home unannounced on Friday “and interviewed our children because leaders in the community are calling running with children wrong.”
District Attorney Steve Franzen of Campbell County, Kentucky, confirmed to “Good Morning America” that child services had visited the Crawfords, but said no determination had been made yet in the probe.
The parents faced additonal backlash after they posted an Instagram photo of their son holding stacks of Pringles chips, sharing that the boy was “struggling physically” during the marathon.