The 13-year-old student who went missing yesterday afternoon from FB Leon Guerrero Middle School has been found safe and sound. But her mother believes the school she went missing from should be held accountable.
The Guam Police Department has classified the report as a beyond control complaint. GPD spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao says that the minor was to attend a basketball clinic at the FBLG campus after school hours and while arrangements were made for the minor to be picked up, she was nowhere to be found prompting her parents to file the report.
Tapao says that while the minor was taken into custody, she was later relinquished to the custody of her parents.
The minor’s mother Jessica Dayday, however, is in disagreement with GPD, questioning why the minor was listed as “beyond control” when she feels the school was responsible for her child.
The mother said teachers and support staff should also have an essential role in ensuring the safety and well-being of students.
In response to this, GDOE spokeswoman Isa Baza stated: “It is our understanding that the student went home after school, and then returned to school after school hours at 4 pm for a basketball clinic that was set to begin at 6 pm. She did not attend the basketball clinic. We will be reviewing measures that can be taken to prevent any similar incidents from happening in the future. We believe that our schools and parents should be working together jointly to ensure that students are supervised after school hours.”
A notice to appear in court was issued to the minor and her parents.