County officials say memo on stowaway is private

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A county official who wrote a memo about a 9-year-old boy who evaded security and stowed away on a flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas says it was released without her authorization.

Janine Moore is area director of the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department. According to her memo, which was obtained by the Star Tribune, she said in an email to other county officials that they boy has also stolen a car and sneaked into a water park, and is known to child protection investigators as a “challenging” child.

Moore would not confirm that information when reached by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Hennepin County spokeswoman Carolyn Marinan says the memo was never intended to be made public and it’s classified as private under state law.

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