Well written and gave me something to think about. Thank you
Thank you very much!
Kryon looks like my son's best friend as well. My son is the same age as Kryon and we go to school about 10 miles from Skyline Elementary. There is one thing that has me very puzzled. There was a talent show that same day around Noon that Kryon was suppose to be in. As a mother, most (if they do not work) would go back to the school to see their child in a performance. And even if the performance was only 2 minutes, you can bet as a mother I would be there with my camera to take pics and not at home on facebook during that same time period.
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I walk my child to class everyday no exceptions I walk in the room with him and make sure he is safe.
I think it is good that you do so. We are not allowed to walk through the building during school hours but luckily my son's classroom is the first one to the right of the office with his locker right by the same door so he is in very close distance, but I was not allowed to carry and drop off gift bags to his classroom. I have mixed feelings - on one hand I'm annoyed *I* can't walk into the classroom, on the other hand I am glad that rules applies to other parents. I try to get a good perspective of the kids and their families but with all the extended families and parents it is sometimes difficult, especially if they aren't receptive.
I would just like to say, that the story you shared about temporarily losing your son touched home with me, as I once temporarily lost my daughter Rylee when she was in kindergarden. I can VERY MUCH RELATE to your over-protective nature! I am so much so with my 8 year old son, that it isnt fair to him not to be able to do the things I was able to do at his age, for fear of being abducted. I do the same drill on him EVERY 5 minutes I swear! if Idont, he FORGETS! his focus is on play time, and NOT strangers or how I am worrying until he calls from his destination. since Kyron went missing, I have scaled his activities back even farther. It made me see how even if you do the right things, it is quick and un-noticed that someone could snatch him up. look at the cases of Sandra Cantu, and Sommer Thompson! I watch Nancy Grace EVERY DAY and see constant NEW child abduction cases!! things are JUST NOT THE WAY THEY WERE WHEN US PARENTS WERE CHILDREN!! and you are RIGHT, the first thing people want to do is speculate, judge and accuse! I am to blame as well! you shed light on some facts about that for me, and I too am sorry for my speculations. I would say for the public in cases where a child is victim, that "WE" are just trying to grasp at straws and find something that makes sense. something or SOMEONE! I have cried my eyes out EVERY DAY since Kyron went missing, as I too have a son his age who looks a lot like him only without glasses. At first, it was my love for kids and the thoughts of what could be happening to Kyron that got me hooked BAD! then it stemed into the fact that he looks and acts like my son, and his cute little smile. and the more real to me he became until I am so absorbed with finding him, that is just about all I can think of besides my own little boy, and my daughters. I am paranoid of theyre safety now. i am distraught over what I think of that that poor little innocent baby is going through at the hand of some horrible creep!! I dont know if you got my post on fb, but if you want, i can send you the link for family watchdog to post here on your site. you can look up sex offenders in your town, neighborhood, or next door, and see pics and charges, along with the level of offense....theyre all the same level to me though...SICK!!!thank you for your page. I will be sharing much more from my heart & head. God knows I need to put it somewhere!!!~FOREVER PRAYING FOR KYRON~<3AnG<3
Ang, Thank you for the lovely comment - I just added you on facebook..I'm heading to the office so I have to keep this short until later when I have time but I'll definitely look into watchdog.I've been doing a lot of private research re: sex offenders - it is important to keep awareness at all times as offender by state law is a person found guilty, thus added on the list. In the law of our every-day-life - that list means very little to me as statistic shows 1-3 by the time the kid is 18, that means far more than the 115+ listed in my neighborhood of 15,000+ could be perpetrators. The definition of sexual abuse also has to be addressed - inappropriate exposure, comments, etc. needs to be included in our minds. It the thoughts that lead to the actions, we need to protect our children and we also need to address the growing epidemic of inappropriate sexual behavior. My rules include no sleep overs and no babysitters. It's a shame my emotional insecurities have to rub off on my child keeping him from some things but it's something I hope God understands and will hopefully equip my son to understand and forgive me for when he's older.<3
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Thank you, I have read everything and I will be writing an addendum.Thanks!
Nicole - You are good mom! I am the same way with my 7 year old son.This story is about the homeless sex offender not to far from Skyline Elementary. People should be outraged. This 5th grader could have ended up dead and or abused and dead! http://www.katu.com/news/local/96723094.htmlAlso just wanted to say that sometimes the local martial arts businesses offer a free 1-time self-defense class for kids. I am always on the look out for those and signing up my son for the free workshops - so that he continously is prepared for predators out there.
Thank you so much!That is a wonderful idea - about self-defense classes.My son and I do mock skits of what we would do in different situations. We have done this with literally every issue that could possibly arise and b/c he's young and still learning to rationalize I've had to come up with quite literal but random situations..i.e. what would he do if someone was bullying him, what if someone was bulling someone else, what if someone was making fun of someone else b/c they didn't look the same... the serious things like what would you do if a car stopped and someone asked you to get in..practical things like what do you do if the ball goes in the street and even ridiculous things. The story you copied to me is very concerning. Judicially, it would be appropriate to drop the charges had it been a person with no record b/c the prosecutors would have a difficult time rationalizing the burden of proof that his intention was to kidnap since he only grabbed the bookbag, it could be construed as an attempted robbery or assault. Even then they should have least changed such a person with some sort of rogue and vagabond charge - being at the wrong place and time therefore giving the impression some sort of criminal activity was intended. Since the guy was in fact a sex offender none of this would even be an issue and at the very least they should have gotten him on charges of breaching federal and state sex offender laws which include not being near children, not behaving in an inappropriate manner around children, etc. As a parent I view this as an attempted kidnapping and think he should be charged but as a legal professional I can understand the difficulty in doing so. They should have charged him with numerous charges (and maybe they did, but I haven't pulled the court records on this case) - where I live they could have charged him with everything under the sun..most would have been dropped due to lack of evidence but they still would have been able to proceed with the remainder even if they were lesser charges. A lot of people in the law believe that if there is little outcome in pursing a case it is not worth it - I do not believe this, I help people file suits on principle all the time - knowing they will receive nothing out of it except for a blemish on the person's record. Sometimes the lesser charges are worth pursuing especially since it *sometimes* gives prosecutors the ability to reopen if something happens again in the future.
I HAVE DUBBED KYRON HORMAN "AMERICA'S SON" IN HIS HONOR...PLEASE PASS IT ONTHANKS : )EVERYTIME I SEE YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE FACE KYRON, I CRY AND PRAY TO GOD TO HELP YOU! I FEEL LIKE YOU ARE AMERICA'S SON AND WE ALL WANT SO DESPERATELY FOR YOU TO BE HOME IN YOUR MOMMY'S ARMS!! GOD BLESS YOU LITTLE ONE! I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!WITH MUCH LOVE,YOUR FRIENDS AnG, Tristyn, Haley, & Rylee