TUCSON- Three Marana kids at the center of this week’s Amber Alert are in state custody, but many people were left with the same question, why wasn’t an Amber Alert sent to phones?
State and local authorities claim the system worked. The children were found and police arrested the person responsible, their mother who did not have legal custody, is in the Gila County Jail, facing 15-charges.
However, parts of the system didn’t work.
No one was notified via their mobile phones. Art Brooks, the chairman for Arizona Amber Alert, said ” That’s one small piece. The real piece for Arizona is the texting and email which is an op in system. Anybody that wants to receive it can. We have thousands of people in Arizona that includes media that they have opted in to http://azamberalert.org/ “
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is responsible for sending out the Amber Alerts thru the Wireless Emergency