Deputies offer chance to opt out of emergency call system
Thousands of people in East Baton Rouge Parish received a phone call overnight to alert them about a missing boy. Deputies requested the calls after searching for the 12 year old for more than eight hours.
Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office, said the message was only supposed to be sent to people who live within one mile of where the boy was last seen on Jones Creek Road.
But, she said, "We understand that it may have been sent out further than the one mile radius requested. We have contacted the managers of the system and notified them of the possible glitch."
The boy is home safe after he was discovered by someone who received the call and contacted investigators.
You can opt-out of the call list by submitting a request to the city-parish, but Hicks said that is not recommended, because you won't receive calls about other emergencies in your area.
If you wish to be taken off the call list, click here.