TWO MONTHS after a 5-year-old girl was abducted from her West Philadelphia school, City Council on Thursday held a hearing to examine the school district's policies for early dismissal.
"For every bad thing, something good can come of it. What I hope comes of this is good public policy," said Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., who arranged the hearing. "It's a teaching moment, and all of us are paying keen attention to this issue."
The girl was taken Jan. 14 from Cullen Bryant Elementary, at 60th Street and Cedar Avenue, by a woman who was dressed in Muslim garb and posed as the girl's mother before signing her out of school.