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Millie Carpenter, DHS’s (Oklahoma Department of Human Services) permanency and well-being program administrator, and Melissa Jones, a DHS program supervisor, insist there is accountability, but say preventing children from running away is not as easy as it might sound. Carpenter said staff members believe all 78 children who are currently missing are runaways and not children who have been abducted. There are more than 10,000 children in state custody.
Now it has been reported that 78 children in the state of Oklahoma under government “protection” have gone missing in just thepast few months, and are still gone.
Seventy-eight children in custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services are missing.
Thirty-eight of them have been missing for more than three months.
Zettee said when her CASA class toured DHS's Oklahoma City shelter, the shelter director told them that older children were free to leave at any time and “if the child is above the age of 15, or sometimes if they are above the age of 13 and ‘seem particularly mature,' the shelter staff will not follow the child nor will the police be called,” when they run away.
A evil person could make a pretty good sized private military with those numbers. (before anyone says anything, keep in mind that in some regions of the globe this kidnapping children for military actions goes on)
Originally posted by ParanoidAmerican
reply to post by MilesTeg
It is something like 100,000 missing children annually with out a trace.
Originally posted by Thorneblood
Was i kidding about the Black Eyed Kids? Mostly. Though you have to admit it would really feed into that growing legend.
Ok, maybe i am kidding a little less now. The B.E.K thing seems to have begun in Texas?
Was i kidding about the abductions by cartels? Not at all. I have no proof, but with the proximity to Texas it would not be hard to grab a few off the street and load em into a van or onto a boat for transport.
I have to wonder if all of these missing kids are from the same area.edit on 13-8-2013 by Thorneblood because: (no reason given)edit on 13-8-2013 by Thorneblood because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ameilia
reply to post by MilesTeg
For sure, we need more information on this before making any judgements. My very first thought, keeping in mind the limited information, is that 78 missing kids out of 10,000 total kids is a very small number and they likely are runaways. Think about it, it's less than 1%. Is your (general) rate of success greater than 99%? With these bare facts, Oklahoma seems to be doing an all right job.