An amber alert has been issued in Philadelphia after the disappearance of Na’illa Robinson, a five-year-old girl who was taken from her west Philadelphia school on Monday morning.
Michael Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia, has offered a $10,000 reward for any information that will lead to the location of Robinson, who was taken from Bryant school at 8:50 am by an unknown woman who was wearing black Muslim-style clothing.
Police only discovered that the girl was missing at around 3 pm on Monday after a caretaker from the child’s after-school program had arrived to pick her up.
Francisco Gallard, the spokesman for the School district, stated, “That is completely against our protocol. An adult is not allowed to go to any classrooms to check children out. They’re supposed to go to the administrative office, their ID is supposed to be checked and they are supposed to be checked to see if they are the guardian of record or parent.”
He then added, “If they are, then they call the classroom for the child, because we don’t want adults roaming the building.”
Na’illa has been described as a 4-foot-tall African-American girl with curly hair and glasses, and a surveillance video shows her leaving the school with a woman wearing a burqa. It has also been revealed that the woman identified herself to school employees as “Tiffany” and that her signature appeared in the visitor’s log.
The footage also shows that Robinson does not appear to think she is in any danger as she leaves the building, but police have confirmed she is often picked up by different people from her after-school program.