Woman accused of kidnapping little girl from south Indiana playground is in jail

GOOD EVENING. I AM VICKI DORTCH. A YOUNG GIRL IS SAFE AFTER SHE WAS KIDNAPPED FROM HER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S PLAYGROUND. THE SUSPECT, BRITTANY HURT, IS BEHIND GUEST BARS TONIGHT. WLKY MADELINE CARTER IS IN INDIANA WITH THE BIZAR DETAILS, THE CASE AND HOW THE DISTRICT PLANS TO ENSURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. IT’S JUST A PITY THAT A PERSON WOULD DO THAT. IT IS A TARIFF PURCHASE SCENARIO. A YOUNG CHILD WAS KIDNAPPED FROM A PLAYGROUND AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SOUTHERN INDIANA. A FOREIGN. POLICE SAY BRITTANY TAKEN THE GIRL FROM AUSTIN ELEMENTARY MONDAY AFTERNOON WHILE THE SECOND GRADES WERE AT BREAK. YOU DON’T THINK ABOUT THAT. EXPECT THIS. DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT SAYS VIDEO SHOWS SHE CLIMBING OVER THE FENCE TO THE PLAYGROUND. POLICE SAY THEY FIRST GRASPED A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO MANAGED TO ESCAPE BEFORE TAKING AN 8-YEAR-OLD GIRL, LIFTING HER OVER THE FENCE AND PUTTING OFF. SHE COULD TAKE THE STUDENT TO HER HOUSE WHICH IS PRINCIPALLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM OUR SCHOOL AREA. POLICE SAY HER HUSBAND MARKED HER ABOUT ONE MILE FROM THE SCHOOL ON MAN AVENUE AND SAID HIS TOOK A CHILD. OFFICERS THEN SAW HER WALK DOWN THE STREET NAKED AND SAID SHE WAS FIGHTING OFFICERS WHEN THEY ARRESTED HER. THE LITTLE GIRL WAS RETURNED SAFELY TO AUSTIN ELEMENTARY WITHIN MINUTES. I just can’t believe something like this happened so quickly. THE PLAYGROUND SHOULD BE A FUN AND SAFE PLACE FOR CHILDREN. BUT NOW IT GETS SCARY FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS IN THE COUNTY. Austin Elementary is considering putting up a higher fence to prevent something like this from happening again. IT IS A 4 FOOT FENCE SO IT WILL PROBABLY LOOK TO CHANGE IT TO AT LEAST A SIX FOOT. THE DISTRICT ALSO PLANS TO HAVE SCHOOL OFFICERS ON THE PERIMETER. MORE FREQUENTLY AND MORE ADULTS DURING THE BREAK ON THE PLAYGROUND. BUT FOR NOW RECESS HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. WE TAKE THIS VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY. AND WE ARE IN CONTACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND LOCAL ENFORCEMENTS. AND WE WILL MAKE CHANGES TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO ENSURE THIS

Woman accused of kidnapping little girl from south Indiana playground is in jail

A woman charged with abducting a child from a southern Indiana schoolyard was released from jail over the weekend and has already been arrested. Brittany Hurtt is accused of going to Austin Elementary in Scott County last Monday while the second graders were on recess . Watch our previous coverage in the player above: Woman charged with kidnapping young girl from Indiana schoolyard Police say they grabbed a young girl who managed to escape. This kid said Hurtt told her, “Come with me. Let’s start a family.” Hurtt then grabbed another girl, led her to the playground fence, lifted her over it, and took her to her home, less than a mile from the school, police said. Police said Hurtt’s husband stopped her on Mann Street and told officers the girl was not their daughter. The student was brought back to school unharmed within minutes. Hurtt was jailed on multiple charges but was released from prison on Saturday. On Sunday, she was arrested again for a household battery charge. Documents say she assaulted a family member who was looking after her children.

A woman charged with abducting a child from a southern Indiana schoolyard was released from jail over the weekend and has already been arrested.

Brittany Hurtt is accused of going to Austin Elementary in Scott County last Monday while the second graders were on recess.

Check out our previous coverage in the player above: Woman charged with kidnapping teenage girl from Indiana schoolyard

Police say they grabbed a young girl who managed to escape. This kid said Hurtt told her, “Come with me. Let’s raise a family.”

Hurtt then grabbed another girl, led her to the playground fence, lifted her over it, and took her to her home less than a mile from the school, police said.

Police said Hurtt’s husband stopped her on Mann Street and told officers the girl was not their daughter. The student was brought back to school unharmed within minutes.

Hurtt was jailed on multiple charges but was released from prison on Saturday.

On Sunday she was arrested again for a domestic battery charge. Documents say she assaulted a family member who was looking after her children.

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