Relieved mother thanks police, school’s faculty

2010-04-02T00:00:00Z Relieved mother thanks police, school’s facultyBy Tara Garcia Helena Independent Record
April 02, 2010 12:00 am  • 

I had the most terrifying experience of my life on March 24. My 7-year-old daughter, who attends Bryant Elementary, went missing after school. I called the police department and rushed to her school. The Helena Police Department operator, Principal Russ Van Hook and the entire school faculty were so patient and caring. They immediately sprung into action as if they were searching for their own child. Not only was every available officer searching for my child, and following up on every bit of information I could give them, the school faculty were on foot or in their vehicles searching the surrounding area. To make a long story short, it was a miscommunication with the school bus system and my daughter arrived home safely. I have a newfound faith and confidence in the Helena Police Department and Bryant Elementary.

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Tara Garcia


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