Students at Metz Middle School Receive Child ID Kits

Announced by Virginia AG & Pro Football's Hall of Famer Randy White, Washington Commanders' Charles Mann


 In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares visited Manassas today to deliver Child ID Kits to Metz Middle School.

Miyares was joined by Dallas Cowboys Hall of Famer Randy White, and former Washington Commanders defensive end Charles Mann, who both helped to drum up excitement for the announcement. 

Manassas Police Chief Douglas Keen; Executive Director of the National Child ID Program Kenny Hamlin; and Sheriff Glenn Hill were also in attendance. 

Every student at Metz Middle School received a kit. Soon, every child in Virginia will have access to one as well through their public schools. 

The kits are specifically designed to help law enforcement during the crucial first 24 hours of a missing child investigation. Parents put a photo of their child, a copy of their fingerprint, and DNA – having them bite the corner of the envelope – in the kits, and then store them away in preparation for the unimaginable.

Having the identification material ready at the beginning of an investigation gives law enforcement more time to reunite the missing child with their family.

“A missing child is a parent’s worst nightmare. On National Missing Children’s Day, we want to encourage parents and guardians to actively prioritize their child’s safety and take advantage of this free resource,” said Attorney General Miyares. “Thanks to all of our law enforcement officers in northern Virginia for helping us distribute the Child ID Kits around the region.”

All 6, 7, and 8 graders enrolled in a public middle school in Virginia will receive a Child ID Kit. The kits are funded through a public-private partnership.
Northern Virginia counties are distributing these Child ID Kits differently than the rest of the state, making them available for students to pick up in the school’s front office.
Loudoun, Arlington, Manassas, Manassas Park and Falls Church are giving ID Kits to every student. Fairfax, Prince William, and Alexandria are making them only available for pick-up in the front office. 
If parents wish to obtain ID Kits for their older or younger children, they can contact the Office of the Attorney General to be sent one. Contact information for that can be found at 
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