Civil Liberties

Brickbat: Back to School


A teacher at Jefferson Elementary School in Sacramento, California, grew frustrated with 7-year-old Samaya Dillard and dragged her out of the building and left her there. Unattended, the girl left campus and walked across an interstate entrance to a restaurant. Workers there called police, who refused to check on the girl. The girl was missing more than an hour before school officials noticed. Her parents finally found her wandering the neighborhood.