So, a few minutes ago I received a text with a picture of a girl and a message that said she is thirteen-years-old, and has been missing for two weeks. it was supposedly sent by her mom who asked everyone who received the message to forward it to everyone on their contacts list to increase the chances of finding her daughter. I was on the computer at the time so I googled Ashley Flores, and found out that the thing was just a big hoax. Apparently it was al a joke started by her friends which spiraled way out of control. I guess everyone who got the message felt bad and did send it to everyone they know. The articles I found were dated from 2007 and 2008, which shows that this text is still out there. I've helped spread the rumor around because I immediately sent it as soon as I got the text, thinking it was perfectly true. Maybe this goes to show that people are a little more helpful than we care to think, or we're gullible. So, if you get a text similar to mine, don't send it, and text the sender that it's false. Also this is a lesson that you shouldn't start jokes like this because missing children are nothing to joke about considering the number of abductions in this country, and how many of them lead to death. So here's a heads up and a warning.