SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJZ) — The Maryland parents under fire for letting their kids walk home alone from school had to retrieve their children from Child Protective Services on Sunday, after they were removed from a park, according to WUSA9.

WUSA9 reports, Montgomery County Police were called to check on the Meitiv children after they were found unattended at a Silver Spring park.

The children were released to their parents around 10:30 p.m. The Meitiv’s had to sign a safety plan that prohibits them from leaving their children unattended.

The parents, Danielle and Sasha Meitive, told WJZ back in March that they should have never been questioned in the first place.

“I don’t mind discussing parenting or debating parenting with other parents, but to have the government actually step in and tell you how you’re supposed to parent is an outrage,” said Danielle Meitiv, mother.

According to Maryland law, a child under eight years old needs to be supervised by someone 13 or older. The Meitiv children are ages six and 10.

In January, Child Protective Services launched an investigation after the Meitiv’s were accused of neglect, when their two kids were picked up a mile from their Silver Spring. In March, CPS found the parents guilty of unsubstantiated child neglect.

“We think it’s the best thing for our children is to let them play outside instead of cooped up or constantly hovered over,” said Danielle Meitiv in a previous interview.

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