AMBER ALERT Issued for 9 Year Old Caitlyn Elizabeth Williams Missing Since 5/23/15 in Benbrook, TX (Update: Arrest Warrent Issued for Uncle, Jessie Nicholas Williams)(Update: Missing Girl Found Safe in Bossier City, Louisiana … Jessie Nicholas Williams Killed by Authorities)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued in Texas for 9 year old Caitlyn Elizabeth Williams who has been missing since Friday, May 23, 2015 in Benbrook, TX. Caitlyn Williams was last seen Friday, May 23 when she was supposed to spend the weekend with a friend, but did not return home Sunday. However, her parents did not report her missing until  Monday. Police say they discovered Caitlyn never made it to her friend’s house that Friday. The FBI has joined the investigation of her disappearance.

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UPDATE I: Police have issued an arrest warrant for the girl’s uncle, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams.

Police say Caitlyn and her uncle were spotted twice over the weekend, at a hotel and a hair salon.

Caitlyn is white, 4-foot-4 and about 95 pounds. She has long brown hair, but police suspect it may have been cut at the salon. She was wearing bluejeans and a yellow shirt with “Benbrook Field Day” written on it. She was last seen riding a pink, purple and white bicycle near her home in the 1100 block of Wade Hampton Street.

Jessie Williams is described as white, 5-foot-10 and 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

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A warrant was issued for the arrest of Williams, who’s accused of kidnapping his niece.

Benbrook police say they believe missing 9-year-old Caitlyn Williams’ hair may have been cut to change her appearance.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the girl, who police say was taken by her uncle, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams of Arlington. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Williams, who’s accused of kidnapping his niece.

According to Police Chief James Mills, the uncle and niece have been spotted twice in the North Texas area since she was last seen Friday afternoon.

They were first spotted at a hotel on Altamesa Boulevard off Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, and were also seen at a beauty salon off Bryant Irvin Road.

Police say the uncle, who has no history of mental illness, is driving a rented Chevy SUV.

UPDATE II: AMBER ALERT: Girl, abductor could be headed to Central Texas.

Anyone who sees either Caitlyn or her uncle can call Benbrook police at 817-249-6076 or 911

UPDATE III: Search for Benbrook girl ends at Louisiana motel.

Nine-year-old Caitlyn Williams, missing since Friday, was found safe in Bossier City, Louisiana on Tuesday, according to the Benbrook Police Department.

The suspect in the case and Caitlyn’s uncle, Jessie Nicholas Williams, was killed in a struggle with authorities.

An FBI task force member was shot in the leg during the incident, but he is expected to recover, a Benbrook police spokesman said. The federal agency confirmed to News 8 that tips led agents to the Louisiana motel. They had been tracking his cell phone and credit card activities.

Amber Alert: Girl Found Safe in Louisiana, Uncle Killed.

A missing 9-year-old Benbrook girl abducted by her uncle is safe in Bossier City, Louisiana, Benbrook police say, after her uncle was killed in a struggle with an FBI Task Force officer Tuesday afternoon.

Benbrook Police Officer Sandy Eubanks said Tuesday afternoon that a tip led law enforcement to a motel room where the girl’s uncle was killed during a struggle with law enforcement.

“The Amber Alert that was issued resulted in numerous tips that led officers to a motel room in Bossier City, Louisiana. Just a little bit earlier, the FBI attempted to take the suspect into custody. An FBI Task Force officer was shot and wounded and the suspect was killed. The child was safely recovered,” Eubanks said.

The wounded officer, whose name has not been released, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.  Police were not able to comment on the condition of the 9-year-old girl, though they did say she is expected to be reunited with her parents in North Texas soon.

Chicago Bears DE Ray McDonald Arrested & Charged with Domestic Violence and Child Endangerment in California … AGAIN!!! (Update: Bears Release McDonald)

HEY NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL, I KNOW ITS NOT SOMETHING AS SERIOUS, TERRIBLE AND VIOLENT AS DEFLATING A FOOTBALL, BUT MAYBE THIS ARREST OF RAY MCDONALD FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WILL BE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO SAY THAT HE BROKE NFL RULES AND PUNISH HIM, HMM? 

As Yogi Berra would say, it’s like deja vu all over again … Ray McDonald, the defensive end for the Chicago Bears was arrested Monday morning in San Jose, California for domestic violence. According to The Santa Clara Police Department, McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. local time Monday in San Jose and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment.

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Mug Shot photo of Ray McDonald released by the Santa Clara Police Department,
Monday, May 25, 2015.

Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er.

The Santa Clara Police Department confirmed that McDonald was arrested at 7 a.m. local time Monday in San Jose and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment. He will be booked at the Santa Clara County Jail.

According to Santa Clara police, McDonald was arrested after officers said he “physically assaulted the victim while she was holding a baby.” Police were called to an apartment in Santa Clara, California, but found that McDonald had left and was later found at a home in San Jose.

The San Jose address at which McDonald was arrested is that of a house that belongs to ex-49ers teammate Justin Smith, according to property records. Smith has not been implicated in the incident in any way.

This was not the first time that Ray McDonald finds himself in trouble with the law. The San Fransisco 49ers cut McDonald following his previous arrest for domestic violence.

UPDATE I: Bears Release Ray McDonald After Domestic Violence Arrest.

The Chicago Bears rolled the dice on signing defensive end Ray McDonald after a history of domestic abuse accusations and arrests, and on Monday their gamble didn’t pay off as the team released McDonald following a domestic violence arrest.

“We believe in second chances, but when we signed Ray we were very clear what our expectations were if he was to remain a Bear,” Bears G.M. Ryan Pace said in a statement. “He was not able to meet the standard and the decision was made to release him.”

Well isn’t that something and a change of heart from the fickle Chicago Bears. Wasn’t it just back in March that Chicago Bears team chairman George McCaskey was singing the praises of  Ray McDonald and that he said he was “impressed” at “how sincere he was and how motivated he is”. Remember that Mr. McCaskey? Guess what, YOU WERE WRONG!!!

McCaskey acknowledged in March that he changed his mind about McDonald after their face-to-face meeting and a phone call to McDonald’s parents.

“We have a 96-year tradition of doing things a certain way, of bringing a certain type of player into our team,” McCaskey said at the time. “And those were my concerns going into the conversation with Ray. But I think you look at every situation individually. You try to find out as much information as you can that’s reliable to make the best decision you can about whether to offer a player the privilege of becoming a Chicago Bear.

“I was impressed with how sincere he was and how motivated he is. He understands, I think, that he could have well been facing the end of his football career. And he loves football, and he wants that career to continue. So I was impressed with his motivation.”

16 Year Old Gabrielle Capodicasa Missing in Buffalo, NY

16 year old Gabrielle Capodicasa, a teen with a troubled past, is missing in Buffalo, NY. According to reports, she is known to frequent Lackawanna and west Buffalo. Gabrielle is described as approximately 5′ 7″ tall, 150 lbs., with brown, shoulder-length hair. Distinct black eyebrows. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket and black leggings, carrying a large saddle color purse. According to authorities, Gabrielle Capodicasa has an active Erie County Family Court PINS warrant.

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Missing – Gabrielle Capodicasa

Police say 16-year-old Gabrielle Capodicasa is missing, but frequents Lackawanna and west Buffalo. She was last seen wearing a green army jacket, black leggings and carrying a saddle colored purse.

Capodicasa has an active warrant as a person who is in need of assistance, and police say her family is concerned for her well-being.

Crimestoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information which leads to finding her. Any information can be called in to (716) 867-6161.

Josh Duggar Admits He Molested Underage Girls Including Some of his Sisters

YIKES … JOSH DUGGAR ADMITS TO MOLESTATION.

TMZ is reporting that Josh Duggar has acknowledged he sexually molested underage girls including some of his sisters. Josh Duggar is the elder son of the reality-TV-famous family from TLC’s “19 Kids And Counting.” The molestation acts occurred when Josh, now 27, was a teen and took place in 2002 and 2003; however, the incidents were not reported to police until 2006.  In the wake of the allegations of child molestation, Josh Duggar has resigned his role as executive director of the Family Research Council.

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Josh says, “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager. I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret.”  He continues, “We spoke with authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling.”

The molestations occurred in 2002 and 2003, when he was 14. He fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping.

Josh’s wife Anna says he confessed his “past teenage mistakes” to her 2 years before he asked her to marry him.

Hmm, I wonder how this will effect the TV show?

The story was broken by In Touch Weekly, but TMZ has confirmed with law enforcement that Josh Duggar, who was around 14 at the time, was the alleged molester against 5 girls starting in 2002.

In Touch magazine first broke the news of the Duggars’ underage sexual molestation scandal in this week’s magazine. (Note: Josh’s name is redacted from the police report but In Touch has confirmed the passages that refer to him.) See police reports HERE.

According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him … in one case reading a book.

There was another reported incident 9 months later. According to the police report, the police were not immediately contacted. Instead, Jim  Bob, the dad, met with church elders and agreed Josh should be put in a treatment program.  The police report says Josh’s mom, Michelle, said it wasn’t really a treatment center … they simply sent Josh to a guy who was remodeling a building to do manual labor.

In 2006, the family was scheduled to appear on “Oprah,” and before the show someone sent an email to Harpo warning that Josh had molested girls. Harpo forwarded the email to a hotline, which triggered a police investigation.

Cops wanted to question Josh, but Jim Bob lawyered him up and Josh declined the invitation.

UPDATE I: Response via Facebook from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.

From Josh Duggar:

Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.

From Anna Duggar:

I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. It was not at the point of engagement, or after we were married – it was two years before Josh asked me to marry him. When my family and I first visited the Duggar Home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn’t know why he was sharing it. For Josh he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was — even every difficult past mistakes. At that point and over the next two years, Josh shared how the counseling he received changed his life as he continued to do what he was taught. And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him… I was able to say, “Yes” knowing who Josh really is – someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right. I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis. Your investment changed his life from going down the wrong path to doing what is right. If it weren’t for your help I would not be here as his wife — celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right. Thank you to all of you who tirelessly work with children in crisis, you are changing lives and I am forever grateful for all of you.

Police Searching for 25 Year Old Anthony Dale Barbour & 2 Year Old Girl Missing Since 5/17/15 in Monroe County, KY

Police are searching for a missing 2 year old unnamed girl who is believed to be with 25 year old Anthony Dale Barbour of Summer Shade, Kentucky. The two were last seen on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Monroe County, KY. Anthony Dale Barbour is the boyfriend of the child’s biological mother. Barbour may be driving a red 2000 Pontiac Sunfire with license plate #143PCT.

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According to troopers with the Kentucky State Police, the little girl, whose identity was not released, was believed to be with 25-year-old Anthony Dale Barbour, of Summer Shade, Kentucky.

Barbour was described as a white male, standing 5’11” and weighing 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, along with some facial hair.

The two-year-old girl was described as being 24” tall and 25 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

The two were last seen Sunday in Monroe County, Kentucky.

UPDATE I: On Tuesday evening, troopers said they found a red 2000 Pontiac Sunfire in an abandoned field; however, after an extensive search, they said they did not find Barbour or the 2-year-old girl.

The investigation was ongoing. Anyone with information was urged to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 15 Columbia at (270)384-4796 or Post 3 Bowling Green at (270)782-2010.

DeKalb County, GA Middle School Teacher Quinton Wright Arrested For Allowing Students to have Sex in his Classroom Closet

READING, WRITING AND SEX IN THE CLOSETS …

DeKalb County, GA middle school teacher Quinton Wright has been arrested for allowing students to have sex in his classroom closet. The 25 year old teacher and coach in Stone Mountain has been charged with with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Misdemeanor, really? According to accounts, the mother looked at her 14 year-old son’s phone and discovered shocking text messages between her son and Quinton Wright, a math teacher and coach at Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain. The arrest warrant says Wright arranged times with students when the classroom would be empty and gave them condoms. The DeKalb County school system removed the 25 year old teacher from the classroom.

It is UNREAL that this is what gets hired to teach today’s children.

A DeKalb County middle school teacher and coach has been arrested after a mother claims he allowed students to have sex in his classroom closet.

Quinton Wright was arrested Tuesday afternoon and has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Channel 2’s Tom Regan spoke with the parent Monday, who said she couldn’t believe what was happening.

“I was in a state of disbelief when I read all these messages,” the mother said, asking to remain anonymous.

The mother told Regan she looked at her 14-year-old son’s phone and discovered a shocking exchange of text messages last Thursday between him and Quinton Wright, a math teacher and coach at Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain.

“Basically he’s allowing the students to have sex in a storage room of his classroom,” the mother said.

Failing Our Future: Only 18% of 8th Graders Proficient in US History

READING, WRITING AND INDOCTRINATION … , HOW CAN SO MANY OF OUR YOUTH BE SO PATHETICALLY UNEDUCATED IN AMERICA’S HISTORY?

How is it possible that 8th graders could know so little about United States history? According to the Nation’s Report Card released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), only 18% of 8th graders are proficient in US History. UNREAL. Think about that, a pathetic 18%. Oh, but wait, 23% were proficient in civics, otherwise known as social studies, in day’s past. Not only is that embarrassing for our public schools, it should also be considered criminal. What exactly are our schools teaching children? That’s right, schools don’t educate anymore, they indoctrinate. And of course sadly, that what today’s liberal educators are teaching the children today of US history is a “Hate America first” agenda.

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Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics.

Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the U.S. Department of Education, the “Nation’s Report Card” states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in U.S. History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last assessed. In geography, just 27 percent of U.S. 8th-graders performed at or above the proficiency level on the NAEP assessments.

Among white, black, Hispanic, and Asian students, Asians scored highest, with 33 percent proficient in U.S. History, 44 percent in geography, and 40 percent in Civics. White students are at 26 percent proficiency level in U.S. History, 39 percent in geography, and 32 percent in civics. Only 6 percent of black students scored at the proficient level in U.S. History, 7 percent in geography, and 9 percent in civics, while Hispanics were at 8 percent, 11 percent, and 12 percent, respectively.

A breakdown between students who attend public versus private schools finds that only 17 percent of 8th-graders who attend public school reached the proficiency level in U.S. History, 25 percent in geography, and 22 percent in civics, while 31 percent of those students assessed who attend private schools were proficient at U.S. History, 44 percent at geography, and 38 percent at civics.

From Rush Limbaugh:

“Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the US Department of Education, the ‘Nation’s Report Card’ states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in US History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last assessed.” Just think of all the money that Obama and the Democrat Party have poured into the teachers… (Ahem!) I was gonna say teachers union; I mean education.

The stimulus bill alone sent the teachers unions untold billions of dollars.  It was disguised money.  They were telling us it was going to education, to rebuild schools and roads and bridges.  But we now know, looking back, that the vast majority of the money went to teachers unions, part of the Democrat Party’s very well-constructed money-laundering scheme using the unions to do so.  (interruption) What? How’s that work?  It’s very simple.

Florida Police Investigate Whether Kiss Exchanged By 7 Year Old Classmates Was “Unnatural And Lascivious”

ARE YOU KIDDING ME … I HOPE THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS HAS RUN OUT BETWEEN MY KISS WITH HEIDI UNDER THE PIANO IN 3RD GRADE …

Has this country lost it’s collective ever-loving mind? As reported at The Smoking Gun, the Florida police actually investigated a kiss, OMG on the lips, between two 7 year old elementary school classmates. Get this, the police were trying to determine whether the act amounted to “lewd and lascivious” behavior. Head shaking, simply head shaking. What happened to the country I grew up in when a Johnny kissed Susie was simply Johnny kissing Susie? The idea that anyone would think that two 7 year old’s kissing was a “lewd and lascivious” act needs their heads and dirty minds examined.

Maybe the police would like to focus their efforts on investigations of lewd acts when an adult perpetrates it on a child or there is at least some kind of evil or criminal intent, not a simple kiss between children.

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Florida police last week investigated whether a kiss exchanged by seven-year-old elementary students amounted to “lewd and lascivious” behavior, according to an incident report.

Responding to “allegations” that the children kissed “on the lips” during class last Tuesday, a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the school to investigate, according to the report, which includes a charge description as “unnatural and lascivious.”

The report, which contains redactions, does not indicate the source of the kissing “allegations.”

Deputy April Culbreath reported speaking with a teacher who “witnessed the incident.” Thereafter, Culbreath concluded that there was “no indication that there was anything sexual about this incident” and no evidence that Florida state law had been violated.

Sorry, but are you telling me that if it was two 11 or 12 year old’s it would be considered “unnatural and lascivious.”

Catholic Middle School Student Rose McGrath Who Battled Cancer Has Been Dismissed From St. Joseph Middle School Over Attendance & Academic Performance

SHAMEFUL, HOW CAN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY BE SO FRIGGING IGNORANT … MIDDLE SCHOOL DISMISSES CANCER SURVIVOR.

In 2012 Rose McGrath was diagnoses with with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For 2 1/2 years she has battled the dreaded disease and survived only to have to battle the ignorance of the educational school system in America.  Rose McGrath was dismissed from St. Joseph Middle School, part of the Battle Creek Area Catholic School system, because of attendance and academic performance. UNREAL. How the hell do you dismiss a student when the reason why they have missed school is because of battling cancer, not just skipping school for the sake of doing it? Has the educational system lost its mind in this country? And this isn’t not even public school, it is a Catholic school. Have you no shame. no common sense, no compassion?

12 year old Rose McGrath said, “I didn’t do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me.”

Father John Fleckenstein, with Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools said the following, “These were extraordinary circumstances, but so many accommodations were made we felt eventually it became a point where we really had to help Rose, by being able to make sure that she was getting the assistance that she needed and to learn.” The parents disagree and stated that the school failed their child saying, “The accommodations  which were made were woefully inadequate for a child with such a serious diagnosis.”

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A young girl who has just finished fighting the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow.

In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia.

But last week, her family received a letter in the mail that would turn her world upside down.

The letter addressed concerns regarding Rose’s attendance and academic performance, and stated that Rose had been dismissed from St. Joseph Middle School.

“I didn’t do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me,” Rose said.

Rose McGrath is beside herself.

She’s been with the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools all her life, but attending school got difficult when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012.

“Even though she’s now done with her treatment you still have a very long recovery process because you’ve basically just put two and a half years of poison into your body. you’re not recovering overnight,” said Rose’s mother Barbara McGrath.

The McGraths say despite all of the obstacles, Rose was on track to pass her core classes.

Father John Fleckenstein and the St. Joseph Middle School should be ashamed of themselves. You call yourselves Christians? How in the hell do you let one of God’s children fall through the cracks after she had battled something as vile as acute lymphoblastic leukemia. How can the answer be to dismiss a child from school whose only crime was battling cancer. What kind of low life people are you?

The McGrath parents said they have filed a civil rights complaint on behalf of their daughter. Personally, I hope they sue this school and Father John Fleckenstein personally.

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Let’s take a look at the St Josephs Middle School website and their mission statement.

Let me just say one thing to Father Fleckenstein, the school board and the Battle Creek area Catholic School system … JESUS CHRIST WOULD HAVE A HUGE ISSUE WITH WHAT YOU HAVE DONE AND I HARDLY BELIEVE THAT DISMISSING A CANCER PATIENT IS IN LINE WITH CHRIST’S VALUES.

High expectations, Christ-centered values and morality are three of many of the characteristics that make the St. Joseph educational experience both unique and rewarding. There are special opportunities for middle-school-aged learners to best prepare them for high school and beyond.

We provide a safe and nurturing environment for your student which fosters life-long learning and faith development. Staff is especially mindful and prepared to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of adolescents. They are committed to cultivating a strong sense of belonging by focusing on academics interwoven with self-respect and acceptance for others. Students experience teachers who truly care for them and their peers.

Beyond academics, emphasis is placed upon technology integration—as technology is no longer an add-on in education; it is now an essential tool in the learning process. A wide variety of extracurricular offerings are offered; allowing each student to discover and develop their talents. Service is paramount at St. Joseph Middle School; with Jesus as our ultimate model of service. Students strive to follow in His footsteps by participation in thoughtful service projects that witness our Christian beliefs.

St. Joseph Middle School provides three years of opportunities to discover your unique academic strengths, explore your spirituality, deepen your commitment to social responsibility and prepare for high school and beyond.

5 Year Old Fiona “Kitty” Grace Carroll Missing Since 4/22/15 in Kemah, TX (Update: Found Deceased Under a Dock at the Kemah Marina)

5 year old Fiona Grace Carroll has been missing since Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Kemah, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard said the missing girl’s father called police about 5 PM  and told them that his 5-year-old daughter Fiona Grace Carroll, known as Kitty,  had disappeared near the edge of the pier.  Kemah, Nassau Bay and Seabrook police and the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting with the search.

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Authorities are searching for a young girl in the water near the Kemah Boardwalk after her father reported her missing on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the father called police about 5 p.m.  and told them that his 5-year-old daughter Fiona Grace Carroll — known as Kitty — had disappeared near the edge of the pier.

The Kemah Police Department held a press conference early Thursday morning on the details of the continued search for Kitty. The girl is described as having blonde, shoulder-length hair and wearing a red-and-white shirt.

UPDATE I: Missing girl’s body found under Kemah boat dock.

There is sad news to report in the case of missing 5 year old Fiona “Kitty” Grace Carroll. She was found under o dock at the Kemah marina by Texas Equusearch volunteers. Fiona Carroll had just celebrated her fifth birthday Tuesday.

The search for a 5-year-old girl at a Kemah marina came to a tragic end early Thursday morning, Texas Equusearch said.

A searcher found the girl’s body under a dock not far from her dad’s boat, Equusearch confirmed with KHOU 11 News.

Earlier in the morning, the Kemah Police Department identified the girl as Fiona “Kitty” Caroll.

More than 100 members of law enforcement joined the search. A Galveston County dive team, the Kemah Fire Department, the Seabrook Police Department and the U.S. Coast Guard assisted in the search, and Texas Equusearch also brought in its sonar equipment to help.

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