How is foul play not suspected? Does this girl have a history of just skipping
school and not telling her family where so is going? Wouldn't her friends
get her to at least call her family or wouldn't they call? And why did it
take the school until 3:30 p.m. to notify someone? I can tell you
when I skipped school once that my parents were notified prior to 9 AM and I had
some explaining to do.I hope they find her and that she is alright.
toosmartforyou, I agree with you! Can you say Amber Alert? Don't know if
State of Utah has the Amber Alert System but I would implement that as soon as
Things are very different now when it comes to letting parents know if their
kids are not in school. When my high school child is home sick I usually get a
computer activated phone call around 6:00pm at night letting me know that my
child was not in attendence that day. If the authorities do not suspect foul
play and there are some of this girl's friends out there who know something
they should really do the right thing and call this girl's parents so they
can have some peace of mind. I too hope she's ok and all of this turns out
with a good ending.
I'm also perplexed as to why it says the family wasn't notified until
3:30. You would think there was a simple policy in place to call if a child
doesn't show by the bell as there has been in place in our school system
for years. Our system you also have to press a phone button at the end of the
recording to acknowledge you received the message.In this day and
age with all the abductions and crimes against children that seems pretty
'toosmartforyou'The article says police were notified at
3:30pm when she didn't come home making it much more likely it was the
parents notifying police.You are assuming the school didn't
notify the parents, a big assumption. If she has a history of skipping school
the parents may not have worried until 3:30pm which also plays to foul play not
I hope I am wrong but from what is written this does not look good. Would love
to see a happy ending to this but something is not quite right. Prayers from all
are needed. I would be devastated if this were my daughter. Guessing there is
more to this than what is written. As for the attendance I agree
with several. Younger kids (Elementary and Jr High) we normally get a call by
noon. But the high school we get a computer generated call in the evening. If
we do not answer it goes to voice mail. Not sure what the answer is here.
Here's an easy automation system. Each student is issued an ID card with a
RFID chip in it. As soon as the student walks on campus one of the many RFID
scanners registers that the student is present on campus. If by 9am or 10am the
student's RFID chip is not registered then a call is automatically placed
to the parents. This is not a perfect solution, but it is a solution with merit
Even if the school's automated system DID call the home in the morning, the
parents were both at work. I pray that she will be found soon... and safe!
Something seems wrong to me in this story...there doesn't seem to be a
feeling of urgency...why? I'm anxiously awaiting news she has been found,
well and unharmed.
I don't understand why an Amber Alert wasn't issued telling us about
this missing little girl, I was home watching the news of the Boston Marathon
and I would have been out the door instantly to help search since this is close
to my home if our television stations had put out an Amber Alert. I learned
only of this through a friends's email this morning, I am going to go do my
part but am really disappointed in our system here in Provo, and Utah that we
concentrated more on Boston and not here at home.
I hope they find her... not being from Utah, something that has always struck me
is how a significant percentage of parents in Utah just let their kids play
outside without supervision. Driving through Lehi I seriously saw like 20 5-8
year olds playing by themselves, or with a friend. ANY kidnapper could have just
snatched them up, then game over. Just because there are a lot of Mormons around
doesn't mean you don't need to protect your kids.
hope n pray she is found alive and well - hopefully no foul play involved. A
parents worst nightmare.