FROM THE EDITOR
The appalling abduction of 5 year old Shekinah Relies-Skipper as she walked to school beggers belief.
That someone had the urge and gall to pluck the child out from under the care of her older sisters in broad daylight defies sanity.
The idea that this person had cased the area around Takaro Park prior to last week’s kidnapping is especially chilling, suggesting a degree of premeditation.
No wonder parents drive their kids to school, denying them the exercise and freedom that walking or biking brings. Who can blame them.
This one random reckless mind-numbing incident will have far-reaching impacts on the choices parents make for their children. Nationally.
The positive, and we must look for that beyond the fortunate outcome, is how the community responded to the crisis.
‘One’ of us may have somehow unfairly tainted the rest of us, but the rest of us reciprocated with vigilance, concern and caring.