Today many of us received a text alert notifying us to check with the local media. It was a scary sound and thought. I immediately turned on the television and learned that a 5 year old girl was abducted from school by someone posing as her mother. Instantly rage set in across social media as people commented about what type of person could do such a thing and why did the school allow it.
Schools use to be a safe haven for children, what has happened? As I said a prayer for the safe return of the little girl, I was reminded that this could have happened anywhere. The abductor, obviously knew the little girl or her family as she walked into the classroom and stated that she was taking her out for breakfast. The substitute teacher thought nothing of the fact that the girl had only arrived 15 minutes earlier and who takes their kid out of school for breakfast. Nonetheless, she let her leave without asking for ID or verifying with the front office.
Even with ID and calling the front desk, she could have still walked off with her. At my kids school, after getting buzzed in, I could walk into the office and request to dismiss any kid that I personally know. I would only be asked to sign them out and know the teacher. This system is flawed.
Tomorrow morning, I will remind my kids that they are not to leave with anyone other than mommy or daddy unless instructed by me. They will be encouraged to use their phones to call if they are uncertain.
Tonight, I will sleep with a heavy heart, knowing that Nailla Robinson is not safe in her bed asleep. If you have any information, please call the police, tell a friend, just do something.