Parents withdraw daughter from school that reported her missing - Tucson News Now

Parents withdraw daughter from school that reported her missing

Legacy Traditional School at 3500 W. Cortaro Road was locked down during the search. Legacy Traditional School at 3500 W. Cortaro Road was locked down during the search.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The parents of an 8-year-old girl who was reported missing and unaccounted for three hours this morning have withdrawn their daughter from the school.

Legacy Traditional School at 3500 W. Cortaro Road was locked down during the search which ended when the girl was found in her third grade classroom.

Her parents said that although the school's response and actions taken were correct, the fact that she was mistakenly reported missing was reason enough to pull her from the school.

"Stuff does happen and I think that people did rally," says the little girl's mother Jennifer Fernandez. "They locked the school down and did things they needed to do. But something as simple as the child sitting in her damn desk. You know, she wasn't in the bathroom, she wasn't in the hallway, she wasn't out in the playground. She was at her desk the whole time -- and that's something hard to just forget."

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, the girl was unaccounted for after being dropped off by her mother at 7:20 a.m. She was found at 10:45 a.m.

The school called her parents within the hour after attendance was taken to report that she was missing.

At least two dozen deputies were called to the scene for the search for the girl, who is new to the school.

We attempted to seek comment from Legacy Traditional School officials and were directed to Legacy headquarters in Phoenix.  As of 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, we still hadn't heard back from anyone.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Missing vulnerable adult in Phoenix found safe

    Missing vulnerable adult in Phoenix found safe

    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:15 PM EST2017-11-19 21:15:02 GMT
    Carmelita Solis (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)Carmelita Solis (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)

    UPDATE: As of 9:21 a.m. Sunday-- Carmelita Barreras Solis, 68, has been located safe in the area of 1600 E. Indian School Road, officials from the Phoenix Police Department said. She has been reunited with her family.

    UPDATE: As of 9:21 a.m. Sunday-- Carmelita Barreras Solis, 68, has been located safe in the area of 1600 E. Indian School Road, officials from the Phoenix Police Department said. She has been reunited with her family.

  • Night out at Sabbar Shrine helps children reach the hospital

    Night out at Sabbar Shrine helps children reach the hospital

    Sunday, November 19 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-11-19 21:08:23 GMT
    All money raised Saturday is spent on travel expenses for hospital patients (Source: Art del Cueto).All money raised Saturday is spent on travel expenses for hospital patients (Source: Art del Cueto).

    A Saturday night in the Old Pueblo found children and members of Sabbar Shrine Tucson sharing a meal and some stories together. The organization's annual Silver Wings Banquet was Saturday, November 18.

    A Saturday night in the Old Pueblo found children and members of Sabbar Shrine Tucson sharing a meal and some stories together. The organization's annual Silver Wings Banquet was Saturday, November 18.

  • Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Steve Bannon accepts award, draws protest in Tucson

    Saturday, November 18 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-11-19 04:17:02 GMT
    Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).Bannon accepted the award Saturday night from the Brian Terry Foundation (Source: Tucson News Now).

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network. Steve Bannon was the keynote speaker at the Brian Terry Foundation Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort.

    A former member of President Trump’s Administration, Steve Bannon, was in Tucson on Saturday night to receive an award. But many Tucsonans stood in opposition to Bannon’s visit because of his views and ties to Breitbart News, a conservative network.

Powered by Frankly