Kyron Horman, a 7-year old in Portland, Oregon is missing. He was last seen at Skyline Elementary School, which has around 300 students. He was wearing a dark, short sleeve t-shirt imprinted with the letters CSI with a hand print graphic below the letters.
Call Police with Information
If you have any information about the disappearance of Kyron Horman please call the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office: 503-261-2847.
Last Seen by Step-Mother
The day Kyron disappeared his school was having a science fair. Thus in the time before school started many parents were in the building. Kyron was last seen by his step-mother as he started to move down the hallway in the direction of his classroom.
Kyron did not enter his classroom. He was last seen by an adult at 8:45 in the morning. Another student told the school he had seen Kyron outside of the classroom during the late morning of the day he went missing. It sounds like security may be lax at the school if a student was wandering around the building alone.
The school never notified Kyron’s parents that he wasn’t in the classroom after the science fair. His dad and step-mom did not know he had not been in his class all day until the bus arrived that takes him home and Kyron was not on it.
Police and the FBI have searched the school and the surrounding area. No sign of Kyron has been found yet.
School Events are Chaotic
Special events like a science fair tend to get a bit chaotic at many schools. Kids may roam the hallways more freely than normal. Also, as parents enter the school doors may be open and could also give access to a predator.
Most schools try to keep a secure environment, but during special events there may be doors propped open and normal sign in procedures may not be in place. Even after the school tragedy at Columbine, too many schools are wide open at certain times, such as when students enter and leave school.
Could a Predator Have Entered the School?
Could lax security have allowed someone in who absconded with Kyron? Or could he have wandered out of the school on his own? The school does not have video cameras so the administrators do not have a way to know exactly why Kyron did not make it to his classroom.
Did Kyron Leave School?
Kids can be quite adventurous. Perhaps Kyron took advantage of the extra people in the building to step outside for a bit. If so he could be lost or he could have encountered trouble outside.
Was Kyron Horman Marked Absent?
Keeping track of where students are at all times is a very important task for everyone who works in a school. Thus far, Carole Smith, Portland Public Schools Superintendent, has not released information about whether Kyron was marked absent the day he attended the science fair and never made it to class.
It is very alarming that the school district did not alert Kyron’s family that he was not in class. Valuable time was lost in starting the investigation into his disappearance because the school district neglected to alert the family that Kyron wasn’t in class as the regular school day started after the science fair. Once a special event ends it is crucial to take attendance and ensure that kids are where they should be or inform the school that they are absent.
Let’s hope Kyron is found as soon as possible. His family and the entire town must be frantic. Parents have an expectation that their child will be safe at school. The nation waits and prays that Kyron Horman will be found safe.