Invisible Children

Calista Springer

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

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Calista Springer was sixteen when she died when a fire swept through her family’s Michigan house and she was unable to free herself from her collar. Removed from school to be homeschooled three years earlier after teachers had become to make child abuse reports, Calista, who was adopted, spent her days chained to her bed by a dog collar while her younger siblings were sent off to school.

Date: February 27, 2008
Location: Centreville, Michigan

Documents: Date:
Home-Schooling Hid Calista’s Abuse 2009-12-17