Alleged kidnapper of Jaycee Lee Dugard had permit to run elementary school

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 10, 2009 1:08 pm

Some disturbing news has come out of Antioch, California, which is the town where Phillip and Nancy Garrido allegedly held South Lake Tahoe girl Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for over 18 years.  Dugard was abducted from the bus stop of her ski resort town in 1991, and  now there is a report that Phillip Garrido was given a permit to run an elementary school in 2006.  According to the Contra Costa County recorder’s office, Garrdo filed an application for his school, which he called the Phillip C. Knight Institute.  

There is no evidence that the school was ever operating or that students were enrolled, but it does a serious question: How does a registered sex offender get approved to run a private elementary school?  The nature of Garrido’s school is not known, and at the time he filed the permit, his two children with Jaycee were 12 and 8 years old.  There is a possibility that he created the school for his daughters, as it is publicly known that they never attended a public school.  However, he never actually registered the school with the state, so it is unknown if he actually planned to open it.