My mother and I have not always seen eye to eye on things. We've had alot of arguments, and some very intense ones. It has come to the point sometimes where she has hit me or beaten me. It has not happened lately, the last time it came to that it was on superbowl sunday last year. I almost filed an abuse report with my school counselor, but decided I would try to work things out with my mother. But to the point, it has come to the point lately where she argues with me and calls me a horrible child for things every teenager does, but she makes me feel like complete dirt with the things she says to me, most of it is way below the belt. We just today had some things happen where she has told me that she wants me to leave, she thinks I am a hindurance to the family, and doesn't find me very important. I live in IL, and I am 17 and a quarter officialy today. I know she won't call the cops on me, but I am afraid of how I will work school out and that she will file charges against the person I am going to be taking up residency with. I am going to be moving in with some friends of mine, two males who are 21 and 22. My boyfriend is the 22 year old, but the relationship is entirely platonic. I am afraid that she will try to have my boyfriend tried for statutory rape, even though nothing is going on. Can she do this? And about my school, how can I get permission to release my records and get my transcript so I can transfer to my new district? And also, I read that is she does change her mind and call the police, she cannot bring me back home because I am too close to 18 and as long as I am not engaging in Illegal activity, I am ok. Is this true? Please help me.