WATKINSVILLE, Ga. -- A 10-year-old from Oconee County was home alone last week when her house was burglarized. She found a way to call 911 that many adults may not know.
"I don't want to be home alone again," said elementary school student Nora, "because that was when it happened."
Nora was home sick from school when the robbery occurred, at 3 p.m.
She went to watch TV, said mother Marianne Shockley, "turned around and there was no TV. The back door was wide open."
Nora said she felt scared, but, "I had to tell myself to keep your head on straight, find a phone, and call for help."
One problem: Nora could not find her phone.
But she remembered a trick she had learned a few weeks earlier.
Said the ten-year-old, "Something in my mind just clicked and said you could use an old phone to dial 911."
An old phone, even with no activated plan, can still dial 911 as long as it has power.