One word can make any parent’s blood run cold: kidnapping. Every parent knows the fear, that their child could be walking home from school, or from the school bus stop, and simply be scooped up by a stranger and vanish forever. It’s enough to make otherwise rational people go to extreme lengths to avoid the barest chance that their child could fall victim to this kind of crime. Just how safe is it to walk to school, or to take the bus from school? Should you be worried about your kids any time you’re not directly supervising them? Read on for important information about school safety.