School Safety: How Does Your School Handle Dismissal? I've seen it all- from a "handshake and a prayer" to a sophisticated sign-out system run by parent volunteers in my grand-children's school. In Rhode Island we had a particularly heinous occurrence where a "friend" of a child's family (who was on the previous year's release list) attempted to pick up the student. An "on the ball" school staff refused him, but he managed to find a way to get her out of the after-school YMCA program. The little girl and both parents were murdered and buried in a shallow grave. Here's the full story:http://www.crimelibrary.com/photogallery/murder-by-state.html?curPhoto=39 *A close family friend was the secretary on duty that day. Another close friend knew the Brendel family.