The Portland, Oregon, search is continuing for a young boy, Kyron Horman, who was last seen at a school science fair. According to the Oregonian, more details have been emerging about the day he went missing. He has been missing since June 4, 2010. He was last seen supposedly by his stepmom, who saw him walking toward his class. My first thought was, why was this child walking to his classroom alone? Where were the teachers? Why did it take them so long to notice a missing student? My son had a science fair not too long ago, and the students went to the fair as a class, and came back as a class.
I have a child the same age as Kyron, and I know children his age can easily be distracted and persuaded into things. You always tell your child, if someone offers you candy and tell you to come with them, don’t go. Yell and tell. But, now, you have to be a lot smarter. For instance, try asking your young child what they would do if someone pulled up with a car full of Transformer toys, and told them to come take a look at what they have. You would probably be surprised at your child’s response. You need to tell your child now that Transformers, Barbie dolls, Iron Man, or any other toy is not worth their lives. Children need to be more educated on their surroundings.
We were visiting and staying in Fayetteville, NC, during the time of the Shaniya Davis disappearance. Her disappearance made world news; it was petrifying, a very sad time throughout the community. People were trying to figure out who was telling the truth; you just felt that something was wrong. In the end, the mother had trafficked her own child. It makes you wonder now will the Portland, Oregon, case be linked back to the family in some unexpected way. I hope not! I want him to be found safe and perfectly healthy, and well.
When driving through the neighborhood where the incident occurred, it just didn’t feel likely that someone would just go up in a home and abduct a child. When I hear of a child abduction, I immediately pull my children inside, and they remain with me at all times until I find out more about what is going on. It doesn’t matter what community, how old the child is; to me, a child is a child, and they need to be protected at all times. I still get sick to my stomach over the Shaniya Davis case.
With the Portland, Oregon, search, you feel like someone knows something, or must have seen what happened. But, what is done in the dark will come to the light. I pray little Kyron comes home safe to his family.