Outdated 911 centers can't handle texting


By Edward Colimore
Philadelphia Inquirer

In Atlanta, a kidnap victim in 2007 quietly managed to sneak a text message to his brother. The police were contacted, and the abductee was rescued.

And in Kershaw County, N.C., a 14-year-old girl held captive in a bunker in 2006 sent a text to her mother from her captor's phone. She also was rescued.

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