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MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — The latest trouble at Becca Griffey's home came to light the day before her 16th birthday.

Placed into state custody for her own safety, she spent the last two years of her childhood trying to complete high school while bouncing between a pair of foster homes in East Tennessee and a group home for girls all the way across the state in Memphis.

"I didn't have anybody to hold me accountable," she said. "In school I just slid by. I did the minimum work."

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