RNRF Attempts to Abduct Child from School Bus, Driver Passes the Test – VIDEO
SPRING HILL – The most vulnerable time for a child on school days is during pick up and drop off time. It’s nearly impossible for a parent or school staff member to have eyes on a child every second of the day, which is why strict policies and procedures are so important for schools to utilize when a child is picked up from school.
Most schools already have a card system in place that only allow designated people to pick up a child. And proper identification is always required before the child is released to the parent – no exceptions.
Deltona Elementary has implemented something called a Purple Dot system for children in third grade and under. Kali Rosario contacted RNRF out of concerns for her 8-year-old daughter, Scarlet, who rides the bus to and from school every day.
In an effort to test the system, I stood at the corner of Duval Street and Natoma Street around 3:30 p.m. today and waited for Scarlet’s bus to arrive. When the doors opened, Scarlet made her way down the steps, but the driver, who’s identity we are not going to reveal, stopped Scarlet and asked who I was. When I couldn’t properly identify myself or prove that I was on his list, he refused to allow Scarlet to leave with me.
Scarlet’s mom was extremely happy at the results and said, “I was very impressed with how the bus driver knew exactly what to do in that situation. I feel that my daughter will not be released to anyone who should not pick her up. It gives me a bit of comfort knowing that if something were to happen, that my daughter will be okay and not released to a stranger.”
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. That’s more than 2,000 a day. The NCMEC says 203,000 children are kidnapped each year by family members.
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