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8. Amber Alert
David's cell phone started vibrating in the middle
the night. He woke up right away and
reached to his nightstand. He always set his
phone to vibrate and charged it next to
bed when he went to sleep. David looked
the time on his cell phone. It was
in the morning. The only time someone contacted
at that hour was when there was an
He read the message on his cell phone.
was an emergency. The text message said that
little boy had been kidnapped near where David
. The boy had been taken into an orange
Civic. The text message also gave the license
number of the car. There was also a
of the little boy and a written description
what the boy was wearing when he was
. The boy's name was Adam.
David didn't feel
he could do anything at two o'clock in
morning. He went back to sleep. In the
, however, he woke up thinking about the message
about the boy. David had never heard about
Amber Alert before. He decided to look it
on his computer. He learned that the Amber
system is an emergency broadcast system used to
people know when a child is abducted. It
named for a little girl named Amber Hagerman,
was kidnapped when riding her bike in Texas.
Amber was found dead later.
The news made
feel sad and angry, but he also felt
now he could do something to help. He
to stay aware to see if he saw
boy or a car matching the description in