ALPHARETTA, Ga. – A Georgia police department’s 911 text option helped officers save two young children.
A shopper texted 911 in Alpharetta, Georgia on Monday after she noticed two young kids in the parking lot. The text conversation posted on Facebook has since gone viral.
The woman texting told the dispatcher she’s deaf.
Moments after the exchange, a police officer arrived on the scene. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a police spokesperson told them two kids had been left inside the car alone for almost an hour.
An officer was able to find the parents, who said they left a 15-year-old in charge of the kids.
The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety says they are one of the first adopters of Text-to-911, which allows users to text 911, rather than call.