DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Elementary school officials in Ohio say a 9-year-old girl who police say was kept barricaded in a bathroom at home thrived as a student.
The fourth-grade girl and her younger brother were withdrawn from Wright Brothers School in Dayton after being placed in foster care this week. Their legal guardians are being held under $50,000 bonds on kidnapping and child-endangering charges from allegations that the girl was locked in a bathroom most of the last six years. Police investigated after the girl confided in a school nurse.
Principal Shawna Welch tells the Dayton Daily News the girl consistently made the honor roll and was usually clean and dressed in clean clothes, though gaunt. She and her brother received free meals at school.