Parents Upset About School Intrusion Attempt

There are 8 comments on the OzarksFIRST.com story from Oct 6, 2008, titled Parents Upset About School Intrusion Attempt. In it, OzarksFIRST.com reports that:

An Ozarks school district is alerting parents to a man who admits looking for ways to abduct young boys from school.

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KoP

Kansas City, MO

#1 Oct 6, 2008
i'd like to find out his name ;)
Ang

El Dorado Springs, MO

#2 Oct 7, 2008
Me too! If anyone finds out, please post. I have 4 boys and 3 are in schools in Aurora!
KoP

United States

#3 Oct 8, 2008
Missouri law is now clear that no matter how an attempt crime is charged, the offense "has only two elements:(1)... the purpose to commit the underlying [or target offense]; and (2) the doing of an act which is a substantial step toward the commission of that offense."4 This is true whether the crime is charged under § 564.011, RSMo, which creates the inchoate crime of criminal attempt, or whether it is charged under one of the numerous criminal statutes using the word "attempt" in the text of the statute as an alternate way of committing the target crime
KoP

United States

#4 Oct 8, 2008
[R]econnoitering the place contemplated for the commission of the offense" will normally amount to a substantial step.55 In Hollywood lingo, this is sometimes called "casing" the joint.56 The rationale is that firmness of purpose is shown "when the actor proceeds to scout the scene of the contemplated crime in order to detect possible dangers and to fix on the most promising avenue of approach

Since: Oct 08

College Station, TX

#5 Oct 13, 2008
Joshua Allen Kern
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 190
DOB: 03/19/1985

Usually wears silver
wire framed glasses
On 09/30/2008, Joshua Kern went into Elementary, Intermediate and Middle Schools in Aurora, Missouri
and Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Kern gave the name Juston Long.
Kern stated that he was in the process of adopting
either 2 or 3 children from Germany and he wanted to check out the schools prior to the kids moving here.

School officials denied Kern’s request for a tour. Kern then went back to the Mt.
Vernon Intermediate School during
the morning of 10/01/2008 to return required paperwork to the school.
He asked for another tour and was
once again denied. School officials then called the Mt. Vernon Police Department to report the incident.

When Mt.
Vernon police officers interviewed Kern, he admitted that he was at each of the schools on both
dates for the purpose of trying to lure a young boy from the school.
Kern also advised officers that he has previously
pulled his truck into an area near the schoolyard, where he masturbates to the sound of the children playing
during recess.

Kern is 6 ft tall with a medium to heavy build.
He is missing his left index finger, has another crippled finger
along with a tattoo on the left hand. According to Mt.
Vernon officers, Kern has the mentality of approximately
a 15 year old.
He also admits to an openly homosexual lifestyle and to having a sexual interest in young boys,
particularly 10 year old males with light colored hair, yet not blonde. He is not a registered sex offender.
Kern’s
most current address may be either RR 3 Box 9B, Aurora, MO or 11882 State Highway 39, Aurora, MO.

Kern drives a red or maroon 2005 Ford full size quad cab pickup truck with Missouri license #507-PX7.

Since: Oct 08

College Station, TX

#6 Oct 13, 2008
look i would like to see pic if anyone can locate any? we need to know who to watch for
Jolene

Springfield, MO

#7 Oct 19, 2008
They hire a new Chief at Verona PD?
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Springfield, MO

#8 Oct 21, 2008
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