Utah Teacher Says She Intervened to Help Distraught Autistic Child. Police Charged Her With Kidnapping.

A Utah teacher is facing kidnapping charges after she says she intervened to help a 5-year-old get home safely after seeing the child sobbing uncontrollably before wandering off school property. I did not kidnap a child. I followed a clearly distraught child as she left the school grounds. I felt she was not safe traveling alone, Amy Louise Martz told reporters Thursday, according to charging documents, surveillance footage recorded Martz walking hand-in-handwith the girl on school property. Martz said she didn't intend to be gone for so long but had left her cellphone at school, leading her to ask a neighborhood resident to borrow a phone and call the school. The teacher of 24 years claimed that she tried to …