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I think it was a great idea. Wouldn't everyone want the girl safe? They weren't asking the library staff to physically restrain her (all they would have to do is remove the block, tell her it was a mistake, and then make their calls while she was busy at the computer). Not knowing the situation she ran away from at home, I think the police should be the first group called. They are not our enemy!

I believe it's a very smart idea on the part of law enforcement to have the girls card blocked in order to get her to come to the reference desk, however, I'm not all that pleased with the request that library staff then be asked to report back to them. It seems to me it might be better to inform the parent. And, even if she did show up, what are staff supposed to do then, hold the poor girl, perhaps lock her in a room for safe keeping?

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