A teenage boy disappeared two years ago and now a teacher has been arrested in connection to the missing child after he returned home.
The boy’s parents are relieved that their child is home and glad that someone is facing justice after they lost about two years with their so
The teacher from Sacramento, California, Holga Castillo Olivares, 61, faces charges after she let the 15-year-old boy stay at her house without saying a word to police.
Michael Ramirez from Rancho Cordova was last seen on May 18, 2020 after he ran away from home.
It was later discovered that Michael went to his old childhood girlfriend’s home and the mother of that friend was the teacher.
His family said he left after an argument and then never returned.
“There were some restrictions on him because he broke some rules and he wasn’t happy about that and for him, you know, he ran away.
“He felt that, you know, the grass was greener on the other side,” Smith said.
Michael wasn’t reported missing until June 9, 2020.
Smith who had five other children said that “any parent out there that has a missing child, you think the worst.
“You think the absolute worst.”
She added: “My husband had a real hard time, emotionally, feeling like he was a failure. This is his biological nephew.”
Michael, who is now 17, didn’t return home until March 11, 2022, without any reason, according to the sheriff’s office.
He showed up at his family’s doorstep that night and asked to come home.
“We just kind of had this dogpile on him and lots of happy tears and just shock and awe,” Smith said.
‘WE FELT SO ROBBED’
Smith said: “We felt so robbed of all this time with him.”
Olivares, who works at Alice Birney Waldorf-Inspired K-8 School, was questioned throughout the time that Michael was missing, the outlet reported.
“You can’t just hide someone’s kid and think that’s ok,” Smith said.
“When we heard that she’d been arrested we were floored.”
She added: “We’re getting justice, you know, in seeing that someone is being held accountable for doing the wrong thing.”
The Sacramento City Unified School District said that “the charges filed are for acts unrelated to the employee’s assigned duties.”
They added that Olivares “was taken into custody at the school after students were dismissed for the day.”
She is now on administrative leave while the school district investigates, the outlet reported.
Olivares faces charges related to the detention of a minor with the intent to conceal from a parent(s) and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said.