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Foundation Who Aided Nashville Covenant School Sends Teams To Search For Missing Missouri Student

Updated: Mar 20


March 17, 2024

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids



UPDATED - March 19th, 2024:

In an overnight development, officials stated that due to new information they have received they are now calling on Nashville authorities to launch a Criminal investigation into the missing student, however will continue support efforts.




The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending school violence, formed after the Robb Elementary School shooting & headquartered In Dallas, Texas, announced Sunday morning that it has assembled a special team of volunteers from its STOPNOW school community patrol teams Nashville, Tennessee chapter, to aide in the current search for 22 year old, Riley Strain after he was reported missing while on a fraternity trip in downtown Nashville.


On Friday, March 8, the Mizzou senior was asked to leave Luke’s 32 Bridge, Luke Bryan’s bar on Broadway and has not been seen since. Foundation officials say their volunteers are focusing on the downtown Nashville area as they do not believe current searches along the Cumberland River will produce results.

Foundation officials noted in the release that over a dozen volunteers are currently planned in rotation search patrols, to serve in a support capacity to current rescue, law enforcement & other volunteer search teams. 


Foundation volunteers are also distributing fliers (photo attached) of Riley throughout the areas of interest, including downtown Nashville as well as via their national online web platforms.

If you see Strain or have any information about where he may be, you are asked to call the Metro Nashville Police Department at 615-862-8600 or the foundation toll free crisis number at 877 780 8527

More Information: Jennifer West

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids

877 780 8527



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