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Travis Swanson was kidnaped on 09/11/2009 by two JSO Detectives from his High School In Jacksonville, Florida: (An American Tragedy)
On 09/11/09 Travis Swanson was in his first period class when the school SRO Officer interrupted his studies and escorted him with security personnel to the SRO office under the direction of two JSO Detectives (Jacksonville Sheriff Officers)
This was all done without school administration being informed that off campus officers were on their campus to question a student; which was a direct violation under Duval County School Board Policy 3.40 (a) 9.60 violated:
Which states: (a) No person other than a student and employee of a school site shall be on a school campus during school hours unless they are in compliance with policy 9.60, Visitors. (b) Only person with legal authority to do so, such as law enforcement, shall be allowed to interrogate or question a student on School Board property without the consent of the student's parent (s)
Legal Authority means (1) off campus police had been called to the school by school personal or (2) The officer (s) have a warrant for the student’s arrest.
Neither of these situations existed on 09/11/09 in Travis Swanson case. Duval County School Board Policy Detention, Search, and Seizure 5.26 violated:
When a student is detained by off campus police and questioned; the school administrator and principal is to be in the room with the student before questioning take place. Also when a student is arrested or questioned by any law enforcement officer on school grounds, the principal shall make every effort to ensure that the parents of the student are notified on the same day of the questioning or arrest. This policy was not enforced in Travis Swanson case why?
Duval County School Board Policy Granting Permission for Students to Leave School Campus 5.35 violated:
II states, the principal/designee shall establish the identity and authority of any person requesting the release of a student from school: If the person requesting the release of the student is a person other than the parent or guardian having custody of the child.
Neither detective proceeded to the school administration or followed school board policy and procedures. Travis was not signed out of the school by anyone with authority to do so. Neither school administration nor the principal was aware that JSO had taken Travis into custody.
Because of the violations that occurred at Terry Parker High School on 09/11/2009 Travis Devon Swanson Due Process Rights were violated at this point and have been violated every day since.
I will start this story with upload or email of how it all began:
The synopsis of the story on your site posted 2012 is not even the tip of the iceberg. Because there are so many twist and turns in this story I will write in parts at a time. I guess it is always best to start at the beginning.
On 08/21/2009 the robbery case of a Dominos delivery driver was assigned to Detective Dennis Blankinchip. Detective Blankinchip met with the dominos manager Jason Gabish about the incident. Mr. Gabish reviewed the restaurant call log and determined through caller id that the phone # in question belonged to Sonya Holton located at 3500 University Blvd, N. #3007.
Between the date of 08/21/09 and 08/31/09 detective Blankinchip had visited the residence of Ms. Sonya but never catching her at home. The detective proceeded to the rental office where he met and spoke with management Stephanie Daise. On the second visit to the apartment detective Blankinchip met with Ms. Daise again; she informs him that Ms. Holton works and goes to school in the evenings and is usually very late when she gets home.
Detective Blankinchip informed Ms. Daise that he was investigating a single robbery to a dominos deliver driver and that he needed to speak with my daughter because her phone was identified as the # that called in the pizza order on 08/19/09. Detective Blankinchip inquired whether my daughter lived alone; Ms. Daise stated, she did live alone but mentioned that she had a son that visited her from time to time. Detective Blankinchip inquired of the son’s name but Ms. Daise could not provide his last name only stating that his first name is Travis.
A few days later Ms. Daise was finally able to speak with my daughter and told her that a detective was looking for her; and stated the detective said that he was investigating a robbery to a dominos delivery driver on 08/19/2009.
The supplemental report states that on 09/01/2009 that an extensive search for Travis was conducted and all of his information was obtained from the search. However, our question has always been if the detective did not have the last name of Travis then how did he do an extensive search?
I forgot to state that detective Blankinchip assumed that Sonya and Travis shared the same last name so he did a search for Travis Holton not on Travis Swanson. How did he get to Travis Swanson do you know?
On 09/02/09 Detective went to the home of Ms. Holton again, this time he left his card on her door. The supplemental report states that at (2049) my daughter called the phone # listed on the card but there was no answer so she left a message stating she had retrieved the card from her door.
On 09/09/2009 Detective Blankinchip states in his report that he made contact with Ms. Holton at 0820. During this conversation with the detective, Ms. Holton stated that she had questioned her son about the robbery on 08/19/2009 and he stated he knew nothing about a robbery or her phone being used to place the pizza order. At some point during the conversation detective Blankinchip inquired about Travis last name, she responded “Swanson” My daughter and detective Blankinchip agreed to meet at her home on 09/11/2009 at 0700.
This ends part I. Up to this point was Travis a suspect in the domino’s robbery? Did the detective have enough information to form even a suspicion? There is so much more stay tuned for part II