Oldest son of 13 captive children was star college student

Neighbors write down messages for the Turpin’s children on the front door of the home of David and Louise Turpin where police arrested the couple accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. The Turpin’s accused of abusing their 13 children, ranging from 2 to 29, before they were rescued on Jan. 14 from their home in Perris. They have pleaded not guilty to torture and other charges. A judge signed a protective order Wednesday prohibiting the couple from contacting their children, except through attorneys or investigators. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES — The oldest son of the California siblings who authorities say were tortured by their parents, chained to their beds and so malnourished their growth was stunted had excelled at his community college and had been named to the honor roll for two semesters, school officials said Thursday.