Saturday, October 10, 2009

I Wish I Knew How This Ended

His name was Reese.  And his brother's name was Ryan.

Yesterday the boyz had to be dismissed early from school so they could get their flu shots mist.  Baby and I were buzzed in to Eldest's school and went to the Main Office to sign him out at the office window.  While signing the paperwork, I noticed a sad-looking little boy sitting on a chair in the office.  His hooded maroon sweatshirt engulfed him. 

But I simply figured he was a sick child, waiting to be picked up by a parent, for it didn't occur to me right then that Eldest's school is comprised of 2nd through 4th graders.  He was much too young to be a 2nd grader.

After Eldest's teacher was called to send him to the office for dismissal, Baby and I waited there in the hallway.

I noticed a few adults whispering while surreptitiously glancing at the child on the chair.

And then in walked a town policeman.

At this point, 2 of the office workers, the assistant principal, and the cop were all staring down at the child.

(Imagine how he felt - so small, so scared, so unsure, with all these grownups' eyes boring into him.)

One of the women spoke.  "He says his name is Reese, we think.  And that he came here to see his brother, Ryan.  That's all we can get out of him."

At this point, the child began to whimper.

"Don't worry, buddy.  I'm here to help you," the policeman encouraged.

And my heart cracked a bit as it dawned on me right then that the child was alone, and had somehow wandered into the school.

Just then my Eldest came galloping up the hall towards his little brother and me. 

And as the 3 of us made our way to the front doors of the school, an echoing announcement bellowed throughout the hallways:

"Any student whose name is Ryan, we need you to report to the Main Office immediately..."

28 comments:

Jules said...

That sounds so sad. Hope they can help him with whatever his issues are.

SugarBritches said...

Gosh, that makes me sad. I wish you knew how it ended too.

Jenni said...

Totally sad but I would ask, why didn't they try and find "ryan" BEFORE the officers got there. Didn't anyone think to do that first? It would have been a bit less intimidating for the child and maybe could have been solved faster if they actually did find the brother.

Yaya said...

That is so sad. :(

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Now I wish I knew how it ended too!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

Gosh.. I was there yesterday to dismiss Trev for a dental appt.... Missed that. Hope everything was ok.

Draft Queen said...

poor kid.

Whirlwind said...

I have so many questions.....

But yeah, heartbreaking!

Michele Renee said...

So sad! I guess a PSA here to have every child as early as possible (4 years old??) know his address and phone number.

Patois said...

Horrible.

Vodka Logic said...

Very sad. Are there any teachers you could discretely ask. Your blogger world wants to know it ended ok.
xx

The Redhead Riter said...

that is so sad :o(

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Awww! Poor little guy! If you find out what happened, please post an update ... 'cause now we're all going to be wondering too.

Manic Mommy said...

Oh my goodness! Does your town paper post the police blotter? You must check! That makes me so so so sad.

Deborah said...

That is sad and scary, where did he walk from and where are his parents.

Jen said...

this is just so sad. Sometimes real life sucks!

Amanda said...

What a cliffhanger!!


Blessings to you all-
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Please tell us how this ends, if you can...some other nosy parent must know...

KK said...

OH my gosh, that's so scary. I'm glad he made it to a school where he's safe at least.

Maureen said...

Ugh... this makes my stomach hurt.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh. I hope this turned out okay. Please update us if you can...

Michelle said...

Oh I hope everything is okay and it was just a mix-up.

heidi said...

Ugh! Now I'm forever going to wonder, too. Poor little bub.

Michelle said...

Oh that is so scary! Please let us know an update if you find out. I hope all ended well.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my gosh! I would have dropped my beating heart right there on the floor if I'd seen that. I child in need never fails to pull the 'mommy' out in me.

(phffff! hee hee, stinky fart!)

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

You totally need to find out and let us know. So scary...hope the family is all OK.

The Royal Family said...

sad. I wish I knew the ending too. :( Thanks for visiting me on my special sits day, I hope you had time to enter my giveaways that now end tomorrow! See you soon.
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k e r r y said...

Heartbreaking! Did you find out more?!

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