ALERT: Sarah Alert Issued After Child Dropped Off At Wrong School

October 21, 2017
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ALERT: Sarah Alert Issued After Child Dropped Off At Wrong School

A happy ending to a story out of Bellefontaine Neighbors Friday afternoon. A 2-year-old was returned to his mother after he was dropped off at the wrong school.

The child was taken to Grace Lutheran School. When officials recognized he was not a student there a Sarah alert was issued.

No criminal charges will be filed. It turns out his grandfather made a mistake and took him to the wrong school.

Now the website Snopes has exposed the everything.

NEWS: Social Media Warnings Of ’48-hour Challenge’ Go Viral

The site says the supposed ’48-hour challenge’ is alike to another widely publicized thing called the ‘Game of 72’ which also encouraged kids to disappear in 2015.

But they do not know the 2015 game was fake, according to Snopes. A 13-year-old girl who went missing for three days and then told police she’d taken on a dare through Facebook was the only evidence of the 2015 game. But experts in that case thought that she was covering for someone she had disappeared with.

In the 2015 case, Snopes says the only evidence a challenge happened was warnings bouncing around among parents on social media sites.

And according to the site, the same thing is happening again. Multiple media outlets reported on the “48-Hour Challenge” which is quite similar to the “Game of 72,” but it once again seems to not be an actual trend people are doing.

A game encouraging kids to disappear that was widely reported by media in the UK appears to be false.

Named the ’48-hour challenge,’ the believed to be prank encouraged kids to hide from their parents and relatives for as long as possible. Every mention the ‘missing’ person received on a social media platform was add more point in the alleged game.

According to Snopes, Everything started with an UK website giving an unnamed parent who mentioned one example of the game – but no other media has any other examples of the kids actually played the game: “References to the challenge were made primarily by social media users and news sites, and we were again unable to find any examples of teen participation on the platforms via which they purportedly “dared” each other to disappear.”

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