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Police find missing 15-year-old Amador Valley student in Westley

Original post made on Nov 6, 2011

Shelby Harris, a 15-year-old Amador Valley High School student missing since Halloween day, was located early Sunday morning in Westley, Calif. and has since been returned safely to her parents, Pleasanton police reported.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 6, 2011 at 10:37 pm

OK, how many times are we expected to mount an all out search for a kid who runs away from home like this one did?
Sorry but the parents need to get control of their daughter and stop the waste of resources that we have just seen.

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Posted by Jane
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

This comes as a great relief, as so many were suggesting that the family begging for money in front of the Walgreens might have had a hand in the disappearance.

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 7, 2011 at 2:34 am

The important thing is that she is back home, where this dysfunctional family can get proper counseling.


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Posted by shannon boule
a resident of Stoneridge Orchards
on Nov 7, 2011 at 7:06 am

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I am very thankful that they found Shelby safe and is now home. To blame this on her parents is absolutely ridiculous. To say the family is dysfunctional is also ridiculous. When ever a teenager or any child is missing, an all out search should be conducted. Never assume or a child could wind up dead or hurt.

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Posted by SMA
a resident of Beratlis Place
on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:57 am

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So the little girl & her family are to blame? But not the grown man that took her?

I think it's great that she was found and another child predetor is placed behind bars.

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Posted by sophie
a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

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My folks live down the street from Shelby and her family and we've known the kids since they were little. I find it so disheartening to read the comments that are anything but THANKFUL that Shelby is now home. To say that resources were "wasted" or to blame her family is beyond me! This young girl was in the company of a 25 year old alleged child molester; she absolutely was in danger whether she went "willingly" or not. Her parents did the appropriate thing and reported Shelby missing when she didn't return as the time she said she would, what about that makes them "disfunctional"?
Rather than blame and complain how about THANKING all the people who helped bring Shelby home and who put an alleged child molester behind bars.

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Posted by JR
a resident of Danbury Park
on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:22 pm

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Very well said Sophie. Thank you. I live around the corner and met her when she was about 4 or 5. No matter how old she looks....15 years old is still a child. I am sad for that little girl that used to play on our block but more sad people/adults have such harsh words. It could have turned out so different.

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Posted by PToWN94566
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

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Yes it's a great thing she is home safe and sound, but at the same time she should be held accountable for her actions. 15 isn't young anymore to know right from wrong. From the looks of it, she went willingly, she made her own choice.

As for the term dysfunctional- I think any family can be called dysfunctional. There isn't a perfect family out there. Hopefully the girl and her family can receive the counseling that is needed.

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