Students from Sacramento are still stuck in Afghanistan weeks after the United States pulled out completely, leaving those local families without a path home. We've been in regular contact with the principal of Ethel I Baker, Nate McGill.
He updated us on the case of his local students still in hiding and waiting for a rescue:
With the taliban now seeking retribution against US allies and the reports of torture and beatings, the family told McGill, they don't feel safe even leaving the house, let alone trying to make their way to a border.
McGill is just one of several local principals with students still in Afghanistan. We asked him why the family didn't leave earlier, like in the Spring, when the state department started urging Americans to leave. He says they were trying to secure paperwork for other family members and when the fall happend, it was faster than they anticipated.
Schools are working with students who are now trying to catch up on school work and still talking about potential third party options to get families out.
Which could include former military operators who are keeping track of who is where and looking for opportunity to pluck people out of the country.