Thursday, November 13, 2008

Flight Risk Realized

Michael ran away from school today - he actually made it outside the building. His class was in line after PE, and the teacher was bending down to help another student with his jacket. As soon as she was distracted, Michel walked away. Someone happened to be walking in the front door of the school, and out he went. If someone else didn't see him walk out the door, they wouldn't have started looking for him outside. They did catch him fairly quickly, but it could have been a lot worse. I am so thankful that Michael has such a great guardian angel.

This isn't the first time he has wandered at school – it's actually the third. Every time he seems to get further. I have looked into a program called Project Lifesaver, which would allow the police to find him quickly if he wandered far enough that he couldn't be found. But, I am nervous about that, too. The key to the program is attaching a GPS device with radio and cellular frequencies to his wrist or ankle. I have heard many times that we are supposed to limit his exposure to electronics, and this would be attached to him 24/7.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any advice for me? I'm pretty much at wits end right now and not at all sure what to think.

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