GUILTY NE - Kerra Wilson, 8, Mitchell, 21 Sep 2011

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    The truth is that very few children have ever disappeared from school, either inside or at the drop-off point. And even fewer that were not really a family-related event. It seems clear to me that Kerra was most likely nowhere near the school on the day in question and that in this case, the school is irrevelant to the case.
     


  2. blue_the_puppy

    blue_the_puppy Member

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    i feel so sorry for her teacher and classmates. how horrible it must be to see her empty desk, her school supplies, her empty cubbyhole..
    i pray they are able to have a good school year despite this awful beginning.
     
  3. Melanie

    Melanie Inactive

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    BBM - I definitely hear what you're saying. Unfortunately, this sweet child was never at school. Never taken to school. :(

    We have lots of parent volunteers where my son goes to school. High school not so much, but middle school and elementary was awesome. There was always 1/2 dozen parents by the gate and surrounding areas making sure the children were getting to class. Especially after we had a pedo flash one of the girls on her way to school. Yes, we have over 200 predators within a 2 mile radius.

    If you're a parent, or know a parent, encourage them to volunteer at school to make sure all children get to class safely. I was shocked at the number of young children who had parents allow them to walk to school. I'm talking little kids here!

    We can all do our part -- one way or another.

    Hugs!

    Mel
     
  4. Dee10

    Dee10 Well-Known Member

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    http://news.google.ca/news/section?pz=1&cf=all&ned=ca&hl=en&q=topic:scotts_bluff_county_nebraska

    http://www.nptelegraph.com/articles/2011/09/24/news/40002537.txt

    Sorry lost link.
     
  5. mrsu

    mrsu Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...I don't know. I have to respectfully disagree. I am the one who drops my kids off every day and even if I dropped them off and saw them go into the building like I do every morning, if I was called and told one of them was marked absent for the day, I would be in my car and at the school in 2 seconds flat looking for them.

    Now I will say we don't know what role stepdad had in the delay of them getting up to the school. Perhaps he was assuring mom the daughter had been dropped of and they were taking their sweet time. If he was manipulating the situation, I won't fault her.

    Personally, I don't understand why there would even BE a meeting with the school 2 hours later. I mean, if she was dropped off at 8am, they waited for mom to call her in absent, then called mom at noon, there is a good chance if they can't locate her in the school after FOUR HOURS she's not there, why then the school meeting SIX HOURS after she had been allegedly dropped off? IMO it's not the school's job to question the parents as to whether she was really dropped off or not. Call the frickin police! Let them do their job.
     
  6. DianaElaine

    DianaElaine Well-Known Member

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    I know ... with this one, refer to my first comment. :sick:
     
  7. DianaElaine

    DianaElaine Well-Known Member

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    You're right, and I live 2 blocks from a Middle School, that I'm going to ask, to see if they have anything like this yet. And if not, will ask if I can at least sit around in my car or walk around, mornings and afternoons, when the kids arrive and leave.

    I wish I could be more than one place at a time though.

    I wish more of us would do this ...
     
  8. DianaElaine

    DianaElaine Well-Known Member

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    Another good idea! Offer to walk small children to school, or back home. Or at least walk a little behind.

    Oh, and I didn't mean it was illegal to volunteer at school, I was referring to getting involved in other ways, that might be only for LE.

    I also think sometimes, when a child is first reported missing, if we had a group of citizens, that would just get in their cars and start driving around, just looking and watching, in case they see something.

    Many times, we're told to stay home, and let LE do the work, but sorry to say, many times they're too late. We need ACTION ... and FAST.

    I'm going to start doing whatever I can anyway ...
     
  9. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think this man ever took here anywhere near the school on that morning, so I not sure what the drop-off policies have to do with this case...JMO. Are they even sure if it was Wednesday she was murdered at this point?

    To add: I don't mean to rude, but it does seem as though the school and its policies (other than not calling home at once) are really not relevant to what happened to this child.)
     
  10. lookieloo

    lookieloo New Member

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    I wish not only on here but on shows such as NG, when there are stories like this,they would be worded using the word "allegedly", such as "Girl allegedly last seen at school". We cannot take the word of the last person who has seen the person alot of the time. Even with Caylee, instead of her being "missing" for 31 days, it should have been "allegedly missing".
     
  11. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. It makes me wonder if this perp was familiar with Kyron Horman's case and thought he'd try the same excuse. Only in Kyron's case, there was actually a pic taken of him at the school that day.
     
  12. TxLady2

    TxLady2 Well-Known Member

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    When he decided not to drop her off at school, that was his plan. He may have only constructed that plan in his mind a few minutes beforehand, but still it was a plan, so his intention was to kill her.
    We've had several cases in our area where babies have been beaten to death by the boyfriend while mom was gone to work. One was an infant, just a few months old. Even if the act was not intentional, IOW not intended to kill, they still caused injuries that had the potential to be fatal.
     
  13. TxLady2

    TxLady2 Well-Known Member

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    What exactly do you mean by that last sentence, if I may ask? I don't mean to be rude, but what exactly does LE not allow and doesn't want, etc.? IMO, I think LE would LOVE for parents and citizens to be more watchful and protective of these kids or for people to report anyone or anything that looks suspicious, especially around schools, playgrounds, etc. But, I don't think it has anything at all to do with the school, or when her absence was reported, or what time the mother showed up after hearing her child was absent.
    There are many, many people who are actively working on better laws to protect our children and grandchildren, but sometimes these things just happen. Let's not place blame on the school or on LE... they can't be expected to know where every child is at every minute. It's quite possible that NO ONE could have expected this to happen to this child, not even the mother or grandmother.
    If this guy had no criminal record, and never showed any signs that he could be a child killer... how on earth could the mother, the teachers, or LE be blamed for this happening? It's HIS fault... he chose to do what he did.
     
  14. CarolinaMoon

    CarolinaMoon Well-Known Member

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    I am so sad for Kerra Wilson. I am so angry with the SF, I can't write what I feel towards him.

    As I've read the pages of the thread, there have been many comments about schools calling home. As a retired teacher, I did that "duty" for a number of years. It's a major responsibility. Many parents will say their children left for school or took the bus (secondary school). Attendance was double-checked with the current teacher/class and many times it was an error or the student tried to cover up lateness by appearing at the first class but not homeroom where the attendance was taken. Unfortunately, in our school, the daily attendance list was usually pages long, with two columns per page. The first person on duty would listen to the tapes and mark in green the parents who had called their children in. I was second and would call down the list for as long as possible. It was rare for me to be able to finish the list in the time I had. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough personnel to complete the list and office staff had to do it in their rare free moments. Finances didn't allow for a full time position to do this task.

    What always frightened me the most were the parents who covered for their children. They didn't know where they were, but didn't tell us that. However, after 31 years of teaching and seeing this process work sometimes and not work sometimes, we never had a student abducted from school grounds that we knew of.

    Elementary students are of much more concern. They are so much more vulnerable to abduction and it is so important to take safety precautions that I have read about in other posts, so I won't repeat.

    One thing I do know. Safety precautions at schools need to be a top priority. I hate when they are subject to budget cuts. Every school needs someone to call the parents personally (not a computer). To contact the parent of one child can take numerous calls. My priority was the home phone, parents' work phones, and if available, cell phones. There were days when a total of six calls were made for one student, only to leave six messages on voice mail.

    While, as many of you have said, it made no difference in this case, it could have and will possibly be beneficial in future situations.
     
  15. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

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    I think anything anyone does to ensure child safety is a wonderful way to honor Kerra :rose:
     
  16. tk71texas

    tk71texas wth is wrong with people today

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    i have not been to ws in a while and just caught up on this thread. RIP sweet one. But I hate to see the single mother arguments on here. I understand that kids must come first but I also understand first hand the longing to continuously be with someone. I've been single 9yrs....my kids are 18 and 14 now. I have dated, they have moved in, and they have turned out to be losers. It's a cycle and I'm obviously not perfect but I am independent and finacially stable. My daughter is a freshman in college and my son a freshman in hs.

    It's hard. I want so desperately to find someone I can be happy with. However, I won't put my kids in the way. First red flag I see and the door is closed. I've accepted it and love my relationship with my glass of wine.....but I do understand how it's so hard for some of these women to fall in the "trap"
     
  17. chasing.halos

    chasing.halos May today be the day. Justice for Abby & Libby

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    I am a PTO mom and am going to start organizing with our volunteers to take turns during the week manning the bus stops and front of the school. I can try, right? :) All the volunteers have had a background check run.

    I know this wouldn't have helped Kerra but I started thinking about this after learning of Kyron and now just need to do it!!! Maybe I can name it the "K" project for both of them.
     
  18. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

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    Awesome :clap:
     
  19. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    Has there been a child actually taken by a random perp from inside or outside of a school in the part decade or so?
     
  20. CocoChanel

    CocoChanel Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    :clap: :clap: :clap:

    That would be awesome chasing.halos.
     

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