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Mother accused of abducting her own 4 year old is denied bond

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The mother of a four year old child who does not have custody of her daughter, and is accused of abducting her from school was denied bond Friday afternoon.

Goose Creek police say that at about 8:15AM Thursday morning, Neely Blanchard and Ferdauss Rahmatullah arrived at Westview Primary School.

They believe that while at the school, a physical confrontation took place between a teach and Rahmatullah as she, along with Blanchard, attempted to take the child from the school.

The pair left the school with the child.

About a half hour later, they were taken into custody on I-26.

Friday afternoon, in a Goose Creek Courtroom, that teacher was there as Rahmatullah asked her for forgiveness saying, "I'm sorry." The teacher said, "ok," before asking the judge to deny bond.

The judge set bond for multiple charges at about $151,000.

Then it was Blanchard's turn. She told the judge that there was another court order the school did not have that gave her joint custody of her daughter.

She also said she was concerned for her daughter's safety.

In court, the child's teacher spoke out against Blanchard, saying she planned to take the child with Rahmatullah, "She put her happy, well adjusted, smart child in danger, along with scaring and upsetting her."

The judge denied bond for the majority of Blanchard's charges, and told her the general sessions judge would have to hear her arguments.

After court, the four year old's father, Chad Griffin, talked about how thankful he is that the child's teacher did everything she could for his son, "I can't thank the Westview Primary School administration enough, especially Miss. Blunt. She's a courageous teacher, and she deserves a lot of respect for that."

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