Widely circulated social media message asks recipients to watch out for a child named Duncan Craig Bennell, who it claims was kidnapped from a primary school in Western Australia.
The boy was reported missing via posts back in October 2012, but was located very soon after the initial reports were posted. Subsequent posts indicate that he was safe with family members. The boy is no longer missing and the continued circulation of this message is no longer required and is likely to do more harm than good.
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First published: 4, 2013
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
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According to a message that has circulated via social media posts for several months and is now also circulating via email, a child named Duncan Craig Bennell, was kidnapped from Carey Park Primary School in Bunbury, Western Australia. The message asks recipients to share the child’s picture in the hope that someone knows his whereabouts and to report sightings to the police.