The kidnapping of a 9-year-old Pueblo girl has prompted response from people all over the state, including folks in her own neighborhood.
Missy Champlain is a mother of two small children. When she heard the news of the missing girl, she knew she had to help.
At first she just watched as the hours went by and still no word of the child. Then she decided to be proactive.
Champlain created a group on Facebook called "No Child Walks Home Alone." The purpose of the group is to ensure no child is left vulnerable walking to and from school, by using volunteers to accompany kids.
Champlain says anyone who has a child that walks home alone can call on her new group. She hopes this concept will spread throughout Colorado.
The group is getting a lot of feedback: a number of people from Pueblo and Colorado Springs schools have already agreed to help.
Members of the group hope that by having adults walking kids home, who would otherwise be walking home alone, will work as a deterrent for child predators.
For more information on "No Child Walks Home Alone," just click on Find It, or click here to go directly to the Facebook group.