There were several FB posts about her phone being turned back on a few days later. Do we know where the phone was at that time? It might be that LE remotely turned on the phone. They can even look through the phone's camera to see it's surroundings and listen in to ambient conversations through the phone's microphone.
If it was turned back on, it didn't ping. The very last ping whatsoever was the one at 1:47 am, June 1 from Grand Bay.
Her parents are very well aware that the phone may have been in Grand Bay, but that doesn't mean BW was, and they remind LE of that. Her phone has yet to be found. It was prepaid and now the minutes are expired so I don't know what that means in terms of what LE can do with it. I'm not that tech savvy.
Like I said before, I hope the silver lining is they do learn some new skills so the next generation is different.
FootballMom, that timeline is just going above and beyond. You are so committed to helping BW. I hope one day she knows to what length strangers went to help bring her home.
Speaking of BW dropping out of school in 8th grade:
Who cannot be licensed to drive in Alabama?
An Alabama driver license shall not be issued to:
1.Persons under 16 years of age. (See Pages 2-4 for exceptions)
2.Any person who's driving rights or privilege is suspended or revoked in any state.
3.Any person afflicted with or suffering from a physical or mental impairment which, in the opinion of the Director of Public Safety or examining officer, will prevent such person from exercising reasonable and ordinary control over a motor vehicle.
4.Any person failing to pass the examination when required.
5.Any person who is a habitual drunkard or addicted to the use of narcotic drugs.
6.Any person who is under the age of 19, not in compliance with Alabama Act 93-368, which requires secondary school graduation or current attendance, with limited exclusions
I realize Brittney is 19, but this is probably why she didn't drive -
I think BW's birthday is in the Fall which would have made her one of the oldest in her grade. And she might have she failed 1 or 2 yrs (due to moving a lot...excessive absences...learning issues from being absent...bad attitude). Maybe she started 9th grade then turned 16 and quit and thought it was cool to say 8th grade.
It makes me angry and sad at the same time.
I think schools have a difficult time when families move a lot. I think families up and move if they think the school is going to contact child services or if the school threatens to get courts involved. They fly or flee under the radar to keep from being reported. I think schools have to build a case in order to get it into the court system. Something is broke about that though.
Do we know if BW moved a lot as a child?
An Education makes the world of difference and also could mean a different world for the child! There is no excuse for a child to quit school in 8th grade im sorry....You want your children to have a better life than the one you had right?