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Texas Child Safety Initiative

A new Child Safety Initiative in Texas is using cutting-edge technology to keep kids safe.

The effort uses special child identification flash drives that ensures parents have access to critical information needed by authorities in the event a child goes missing. To kick off the initiative, Attorney General Gregg Abbott handed out the drives today.

He says Texas ranks high in missing child cases. "It happens in this country about 100 times a year when a child is abducted and Texas ranks second among all of the states in the number of child abductions by strangers," he said.

In the event of an emergency, the flash drives are designed to provide information to quickly publish Amber Alerts and launch other community search efforts. Nationwide, the Amber Alerts system has saved the lives of nearly 400 children.

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