Skip to comments.Great-Grandfather Picks Up Wrong Child From School, Boy's Mother Enraged
Posted on 02/27/2014 5:35:20 AM PST by Daffynition
Days after a great-grandfather brought the wrong boy home from school, the boy's mother is calling administrators incompetent and demanded that the school take action.
Angela Stone said her 5-year-old son was waiting for the bus at Sterling Community School on Friday when a man walked up to him and mistook the little boy for his own great-grandson and brought the boy to his house.
Only then did he realize he had the wrong child.
"Once the grand great-grandmother sees the boy and removes his hat, she realizes it's not her great-grandson and calls the school to say the great-grandfather has taken the wrong kid," Stone said during an emergency Board of Education meeting held in Sterling on Tuesday night.
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No good deed, goes unpunished.
I’m surprised the school didn’t already have a similar policy.
Get Grandad some glasses oo while you’re at it.
“Get Grandad some glasses oo while youre at it.”
He drove the car - scary.
“Get Grandad some glasses oo while youre at it.”
Yeah, wow.... I would have thought the kid would have said something when he didn’t recognize the man that was leading him away. Maybe he hadn’t gone through the “stranger danger” training yet.
He also forgot to get milk and powerball tix from the store. He’s in a timeout!
“Magoo, You've done it again”
I do not blame the mother one bit. Can you imagine the fear she had when she couldn’t find her child? The Great Grandfather should be banned from picking up the kid again.
Wow. I would be outraged, too, if my son were sent home with a total stranger. By this time of year, children have routines. Teachers know the routines. Any change from the routine should require communication from a parent. Thankfully, it sounds like no harm came to the child.
Oh come on. I hope you never have your child picked up by a stranger. I guess the next sex offender who grabs your kid takes him around the block a few times and then returns him to you will be no big deal to you? We have no idea what this Great Grandfather was capable of. We do not live in the World of ice cream and candy everywhere that you seem to believe.
Was it Kenny from South Park?
Lighten up. It's not like they let a stranger take that child. And get grandpa an eyeglass appointment.
If judging that someone who is in the act of doing the right thing is actually trying to do the right thing is living in a world of “ice cream and candy” then I guess I'm guilty.
Better than living in a world of faux outrage and stupidity.
I think the government should provide every child with a 24/7 monitor. And the monitor should have a monitor who also has a monitor.
I heard the mother on the phone. I think she over reacted, AND I AM QUITE SURE SHE IS REPRESENTED BY ATTORNEYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING OUT OF THIS.
The report doesn’t mention how old great-grandpa is. My dad is 90 years old. He doesn’t see or hear very well and there are times when he has trouble concentrating. I would never entrust my grandchildren into his care under any circumstances. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that this old guy had similar limitations. Maybe the family needs to re-think their options.
Everybody is enraged these days!
BTW - this happened in Connecticut where there have been a lot of snow storms. The kids are probably all bundled up in snow suits with hoods and maybe it was snowing. The kid probably thought he was a teacher and walked home with him. It may not be as weird as it sounds.
Given some of the families I've seen lately, great-grandpa could be as young as 55-60.
My maternal grandparents had about twenty to thirty grandchildren. Grandma always recognized me, but grandpa would always ask “which one are you?”
“I think the government should provide every child with a 24/7 monitor. And the monitor should have a monitor who also has a monitor.”
Then who will monitor the monitor’s monitor’s monitor?
5 year olds should not be attending public school.
When I go pickup the Grandson at school if it's for Him getting out sick I have to go to the Office and Sign Him out, show ID and they call for Him to come from class or Nurses Office.
If it's just picking up after school, I get there early, (park in the Handicapped lot instead of sitting in the mile long line) He see it's Me and cringes because He knows that there is a very good chance His afternoon could well consist of Manual Labor after homework is done.
He can take forever to do homework if He wants to.
He is an A & B Student consistently and always has been, but boy does He HATE that labor!
By that age they should be in state-run interment camps for proper indoctrination.
At least the gramp didn’t take the kid to the doctor.
I can’t pick up my grandson unless: 1. I am on the authorized list,2. I have ID which I must show, 3. Sign out my grandson. All this must be done under the watchful eyes of the teacher or administrator, if I can’t complete all three I can’t take my grandson.
Don’t you hate it when that happens?
Is this worse than getting flowers and stuff for the anniversary on the wrong date?
Yes same here, If my daughter or son in law don’t tell them prior to my arrival then I get to turn around and go home unless they can contact them.
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