Investigation Into 5-Year-Old's Abduction, Sex Assault

New Principal at Kidnapped Girl's School

A new principal is taking over at the Cobbs Creek elementary school where a 5-year-old girl was abducted. Police also announce the reward has increased to $85,000

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    The Philadelphia School District has made big changes at William C. Bryant Elementary School in Cobbs Creek. This comes 15 days after the abduction of a 5-year-old girl from the school, by a woman claiming to be her mother. There is an $85,000 reward in the case. NBC10's Tim Furlong talked with parents to see if the school changes make them feel safer. (Published Thursday, Feb 21, 2013)

    A new principal is taking over at the Cobbs Creek elementary school after a 5-year-old girl was abducted during a breach of school security.

    An Amber Alert was issued after the kindergartner was taken from William C. Bryant Elementary by a woman posing as her mother on Jan. 14. The girl was found shivering in the rain on an Upper Darby playground the next morning. Special Victims Unit Capt. John Darby said the girl went through an "unspeakable experience."

    Big Changes at School Where Child Was Kidnapped

    [PHI] Big Changes at School Where Child Was Kidnapped
    A new principal is in charge at the Philadelphia school where a 5-year-old girl was kidnapped. Other employees were disciplined as well. NBC10's Katy Zachry updates the investigation. (Published Monday, Jan 28, 2013)

    On Monday, Philadelphia School District Superintendent Dr. William Hite announced that four workers, including the principal, at the Cedar Avenue school were being disciplined for their actions.

    Hite said that effective Tuesday, experienced educator Michael Rosenburg, would take over as principal of the school. 

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    Philadelphia detectives took a five-year-old girl back to the school where was abducted to retrace her steps. During that visit, she remembered something about another girl that investigators hope will help them find her abductors. (Published Thursday, Feb 21, 2013)

    "He's a retired principal from the district, he's been in turnaround situations before," Hite said.

    Rosenburg replaces Roy McKinney as the school's principal.

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    [PHI] Police Search for Any Leads in Child Kidnapping
    Police say detectives knocked on the door of every registered sex offender near Bryant Elementary. NBC10's Daralene Jones reports with the latest. (Published Thursday, Feb 21, 2013)

    It isn’t clear if other jobs in the district would await McKinney and/or the other disciplined employees. Hite did say that some of the workers were still working in the district but others weren't.

    The search for the woman who took the 5-year-old and her alleged male accomplice continued Monday as the reward for the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) climbed to $85,000.