http://trib.com/news/local/casper/m...cle_bd1231c0-3e45-566a-bb4a-0c9202dcbd3b.html Pamula Mabbitt didnt get the usual Tuesday text from one of her teenagers. What it should have said was that her daughter had met her 5-year-old brother after school at Verda James Elementary School. Instead, Mabbitt called her and the 17-year-old said: Mom, Caden never came out the front doors, Im still looking for him. What followed was fear, frustration and what she described as a tepid response from school officials. Mabbitt called the school and arrived on the Carriage Lane campus soon after. She alerted the schools staff and faculty members, and a search in and around the school turned up no sign of Caden. When Mabbitt heard someone say another parent had spotted a boy near Wyoming Boulevard and Second Street, roughly half a mile from the school, she rushed to find him. Her daughter pointed out a white van pulled over at the intersection and they saw him inside, she said. Another parent had found him on the corner of the intersection near the hill leading to Eastridge Mall. Mabbitt then called the principal to ask how the school had allowed her son to cross a busy street, why police hadnt been notified during the search, why the principal hadnt been one of the staff members communicating via radio that afternoon, and why shed passed one staff member outside ordering ice cream from a student for a fundraiser and not assisting with the search as she frantically looked for her son. (BBM) Much, much more at the article link. :banghead: This nonsense response from the principal has me furious. They need a little lesson from Skyview Elementary in what happens when a child goes missing and is NOT found. The very scary thing is there has been a man in a white van trying to lure school children recently. For a school to be so lax and "oh well" about things just makes me go "grrrrr!"