The news is terrifying for a parent....and a million time worse for someone like me who obsesses over the safety of their children. Safety, in general. A 7 year old INSIDE his school went missing on Friday. His school is across the river from us. Not far at all. Not like it matters how far or near, my heart stops whenever a child goes missing. But this child...this child was inside his school building.
Inside his school. HOW? How does this happen? I like to (pretend) think that Kelton is safe once I watch him walk from my car and inside the school door. I like to (pretend) think that he is 100% safe until he steps from the school bus in the afternoon. I have placed him, with all the trust I can muster, into the care of the school district. And now? Now I have a new terror to obsess over.
Maybe we should have a bar code scanner installed in schools and children have to pass through them on their ways in and out of every door. Yes, I realize that means they would have to be coded. I'm ok with that.
For heaven sakes - we chip our pets! Newborns are tagged into a security system in hospitals. Shouldn't there be a system in place to make sure our children stay safe at school?
Please let them find this little boy safe and healthy. And soon.