Today, children all over the country are starting the new school year–except for Kyron Horman. Horman, who will be eight years old this Thursday, went missing on June 4 from his Portland school. But, despite missing day one of his third grade school year, his teachers and parents haven’t given up hope that he’ll make it back to the classroom.
Horman’s father, Kaine Horman, 36, prepared for the beginning of the school year like any other parent, stocking up on school supplies and getting everything ready for his son’s first day. “They’re all in his backpack in his room, ready to go,” Kaine told People.com. “He’s on the teachers’ roster. They have his desk waiting. Everything is ready for him.”
The Portland School District is fully behind this, supportive of having the young boy enrolled–though by policy, if he misses 10 consecutive days of school, he will be withdrawn. “He’s enrolled as a student,” said Matt Shelby, spokesman for the school district. “There’s a spot waiting for him. The school is ready for Kyron and we all hope he shows up.”
So far, there hasn’t been much headway in finding Kyron, though the investigation has focused quite a bit on the boy’s stepmother, Terri Moulton Horman.
Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, People.com