Abduction Turns Focus on Protocol at Philadelphia Schools

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Clearly, there was a major breakdown in procedure and protocol that could have had a disastrous outcome. School District officials are now scrambling to find out exactly how it happened to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Philadelphia School Superintendent Dr. William Hite said, "We're in the process of investigating just where those procedural breakdowns occurred."

The woman who took a 5-year-old girl from Bryant Elementary School in West Philadelphia apparently went directly to her classroom to get her. That was a violation of every protocol established by the School District for all schools.

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