A teacher’s aide in California likely saved the life of an 11-year-old girl after she noticed something odd in a truck.
According to Rare, Sandra Ferguson was pulling up to the elementary school where she is a teacher’s aide when she saw something odd: a former student of her’s in the truck of a middle-aged man. The girl looked frightened, so Ferguson asked if the man was her dad.
The girl responded, “No, he’s my friend.”
At that moment, Ferguson knew something strange was going on.
Ferguson said to the girl, “He’s not your friend.” The teacher’s aide recounted to reporters, “I put my car in front of his car — I blocked him, and I told her, ‘You get out of the car right now.'”
The teacher’s aide called the cops, which led to the arrest of the man, 51-year-old Santiago Salazar. He was taken away in handcuffs for kidnapping — the little girl didn’t even know him.
Not surprisingly, the media has not revealed if Salazar is a U.S. citizen. So your guess is as good as ours.
But KUDOS to Ferguson for potentially saving the life of the 11-year-old! We need more heroic teachers like her.
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