Parents in Sterling Connecticut expressed outrage at a Board of Education Meeting Tuesday night after a 5-year-old boy was mistakenly picked up from school by the wrong person.
Friday, the young boy was picked up from Sterling Community School by en elderly man who thought he was his grandson. When the man realized his mistake, he contacted the school and was told to drive the boy back.
The boys parents argue that the school should have called police immediately, and they say that Sterling must work harder on its safety procedures.
“We had all expressed that dismissal time was a disaster waiting to happen and this past Friday, that disaster became my family’s reality,” the boy’s mother Angela Stone said.
A police investigation is underway, and the Board of Education is recommending a safety evaluation of the school by State Police.