A 6-year-old girl was reportedly kidnapped from a school by a woman and taken to a hotel for the night and then dropped off on a remote road. She was eventually found by good Samaritans, who brought her to the police. So at least this ends well. But you won't believe how it began! Police are saying that the woman who allegedly kidnapped the girl, Jashayla Hopson, walked into her school and asked for her by name. And although the girl didn't know her, the school handed the girl over! Excuse me, what?! The girl was then reportedly led to a car by the woman. And even more disturbing, the strange woman was -- a teacher! OMG, does this story get any more disturbing?
The woman who was arrested, Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, is reportedly a veteran high school teacher in Alabama. The little girl was at an elementary school in Mississippi.
It gets worse. Four hours after the girl disappeared from school, the girl's mother, Rochelle Ford, reportedly received a text message that said:
don't call the police I will call you later if you call the police u wont see her again.
Can you imagine just suddenly getting a text message like that? The mom must have freaked! She then reportedly called the number from where the text message came from but only heard "heavy breathing." Holy hell!
Meanwhile, Pollard was allegedly with the girl and brought her to a Best Western, where she stayed the night with another woman. In the morning, the little girl and the unidentified woman got in a car and drove to a remote area. The little girl was told to get out of the car and wait for her mother. This is beginning to sound like that creepy scene from Fatal Attraction when Glenn Close kidnaps Michael Douglas' kid for a roller coaster ride!
An Amber Alert was issued and the girl's mom went on TV to plead for her return. Meanwhile, the girl walked to a nearby home, and the residents recognized her as the girl from TV and called police. Crazy!
Apparently this all stems from some kind of beef the two women had with each other. What beef could cause all this is unknown at the time. Law enforcement said:
Later when the defendant was interviewed at her home, there was evidence of a dispute between the defendant and the victim's mother.
Pollard was arrested and her bond was denied. I can't fathom what would make any woman -- let alone a teacher -- scare a little girl like this. Pollard obviously has some serious issues. And the school has some serious issues with its policy of checking out children.
Do you warn your children about leaving school with strangers?
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