Anyone watch Dr. Phil yesterday? It might have been a rerun, I never get to watch the show. He had 2 families who had the school release their child to a non-family member. One was a private school where the child was actually abducted by a predator - he went to the office and signed the child out. Thankfully, they rescued her and she was fine. The other was actually humorous (the child was fine) a grandparent went to pick up his grandchild on a bike. He has 50 grandchildren and recognized the boy's jacket. The paraprofessional knew someone else was supposed to pick up the child (Mom just had a baby) and told the child to go with him. He got the child home and his wife said "Dang honey, you've picked up the wrong kid!" The child was returned to the school unharmed. This is one of my worst fears. Our dismissal point is so confusing with lines of classes everywhere. Dr.Phil asked why the teachers don't check I.D. - well, half the time we don't know what the i.d. is supposed to say. The parent will say his Aunt is picking him up. Or an aide will be helping dismiss and I won't see who a child went with. Anyway it was a wake-up call for teachers and parents to talk to their kids. The child had never been picked up on a bike before and didn't know the man, but went willingly.