Aurora 8-year-old found after reportedly going missing on walk to school

AURORA, Colo. — An 8-year-old Aurora girl who went missing while walking to school Tuesday morning has been found safe, police said.

According to Aurora police, the girl was reported missing around 6:30 a.m., having last been seen on her walk to Jewell Elementary School, where her morning daycare center is located.

She began the walk from her family home, which is near the 1200 block of South Sable Boulevard, police said.

Just before 9 a.m., police said in a tweet that the girl had been found safe. They did not indicate what had happened to her while she was missing.

Police officers swarmed the area where the girl was last seen, canvassing residents and looking for leads.

This story will be updated as more information arrives.

32 comments

  • Julie

    @ Eddie……I am an Aurora parent and would NEVER let my child walk to school alone.
    @ Cheri…. I do watch out for my neighbors kiddos, but I would still NOT let my child walk to school alone in this day and age. It is not like it was 30 years ago, when neighbors actually talked and had dinner together and knew each others children. Today most people barely acknowledge they have anyone else living in their neighborhood. They come home close their garage and never look out the window again. Although I may be a rare breed I actually know all the children by face that live on my street, and watch out for them regularly as that is how my neighbors were when I was growing up. However there are so few of us, that the ones who do watch can not have their eyes everywhere at all times. It truly does take a village to raise a child……..However it still comes down to the parents MUST be responsible about their own children. It is sad that our children do not get to live the same freedoms we did, but they don’t! Period!! My daughter although she does not get to walk alone, knows what to do when approached by a stranger, she knows to run and where to run to. She knows to scream. we have taught her not to just scream for help but to scream “fire”, because it has been proven that 80% of people within ear shot of anyone yelling for help will ignore the yell, but 100% of people who hear someone scream FIRE will come running.

  • Jessamyne

    Allowing an 8yo to walk to and from school or a bus stop is not black and white like most of yall make it out to be. Area and location must be factored in. I let my 5 yo walk to the school bus stop by himself all the time…surely there were enough kids around! Now hold up…before you get your panties in a bunch, might I add that the bus stop was right in front of my house? Life really is no less or more dangerous today than it was 30yrs ago. We have merely grown older and fully understand the dangers that exist. Educating children on what to do when a stranger approaches is just as vital as it was to many of us when we were kids. Running the opposite direction, drop, squat, and hug a leg of a potential kidnapper, or screaming fire instead of help were all important tools once taught repeatedly in schools. If the schools no longer do this, then as parents it is OUR responsibility to fill the gaps.

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