Originally, the 18-year-old filed a lawsuit against her parents, Sean and Elizabeth Canning, on February 24. At that time, she moved out and lived with the family of her best friend. In court, the high school cheerleader then went on to claim that her mother called her "fat" and "porky," which caused her to develop an eating disorder, while her father was "inappropriately affectionate" and pushed her to binge drink.
In response, her parents stated that Canning moved out because she wouldn't abide by their rules, such as respecting her curfew or stop seeing her boyfriend, whom they disapproved of.
Canning requested her parents continue paying for her school, pay her $650 a week in child support, as well as reimburse her legal fees. However her request was denied on March 4 by a judge who thought the teen was just "spoiled." Canning moved back in with her parents the following week on March 11.
Rachel Canning announced on her Facebook page Sunday that she will be attending Western New England University in the fall, majoring in biomedical engineering. "Decision made," Canning wrote. "WNE U class of 2018 BME Major w/ 56,000$ scholarship."
But by Tuesday, the comment was removed. In an email to USA Today, a WNEU spokeswoman said that the school did not disclose a scholarship amount. "Western New England University routinely offers merit scholarships to incoming freshmen based on academic achievement.... These merit scholarships can total between $22,000 and $66,000 over the course of four years," said Barbara Moffatt, a university spokeswoman.
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