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Great-Grandfather Picks Up Wrong Child From School, Boy's Mother Enraged
NBCConnecticut ^

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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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: connecticut; ct; publicschools
It's a pretty easy fix: If a child is being picked up from school, a parent or guardian needs to send the child to school with a note.

No good deed, goes unpunished.

1 posted on 02/27/2014 5:35:20 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

I’m surprised the school didn’t already have a similar policy.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 5:39:31 AM PST by MNGal
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To: MNGal

Get Grandad some glasses oo while you’re at it.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 5:40:13 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

“Get Grandad some glasses oo while you’re at it.”

He drove the car - scary.


4 posted on 02/27/2014 5:41:20 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: jsanders2001

“Get Grandad some glasses oo while you’re 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.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 5:43:30 AM PST by MNGal
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To: Daffynition
Unless it is some sort of race to see how extreme they can go in their outrage, (that seems to be a pretty popular sport in this country) I don't see why they so worked up over the police not being called.
6 posted on 02/27/2014 5:43:36 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Daffynition

He also forgot to get milk and powerball tix from the store. He’s in a timeout!


7 posted on 02/27/2014 5:45:22 AM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: jsanders2001
Get Grandad some glasses oo while you’re at it.

“Magoo, You've done it again”

http://www.hark.com/clips/rxzlqxhxvd-youve-done-it-again

8 posted on 02/27/2014 5:45:28 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Daffynition
When my grandkids first see me, they climb me like kittens climb a Christmas tree. I don't think I could pick up the wrong kids.

/johnny

9 posted on 02/27/2014 5:47:56 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Daffynition

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.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 5:48:40 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Daffynition

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.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 5:49:07 AM PST by petitfour
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To: fungoking

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.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 5:51:27 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Daffynition
Once the grand great-grandmother sees the boy and removes his hat, she realizes it's not her great-grandson and calls the school...

Was it Kenny from South Park?

13 posted on 02/27/2014 5:52:48 AM PST by apillar
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To: Daffynition
ohcomeon. The few days I substituted in preschool and kindergarten, I could see how this could happen. The rules we went by were so strict that a security guard was there to make sure it was a "known" picking up the child. So the wrong kid recognizes someone else's grandpa and jumps over to him? Grandpa takes the wrong kid?

Lighten up. It's not like they let a stranger take that child. And get grandpa an eyeglass appointment.

14 posted on 02/27/2014 5:57:00 AM PST by grania
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To: napscoordinator
I'm going to go out on a limb and just guess here, but I don't think a sex offender is going to call the school to tell them they gave him the wrong kid.

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.

15 posted on 02/27/2014 6:00:39 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Daffynition

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.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 6:04:44 AM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: bramps

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.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 6:10:50 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: Daffynition

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.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 6:14:39 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Daffynition
Those rascals all look alike to me.
19 posted on 02/27/2014 6:18:08 AM PST by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: Daffynition

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.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 6:20:16 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Malone LaVeigh
The report doesn’t mention how old great-grandpa is.

Given some of the families I've seen lately, great-grandpa could be as young as 55-60.

21 posted on 02/27/2014 6:30:08 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Daffynition

My maternal grandparents had about twenty to thirty grandchildren. Grandma always recognized me, but grandpa would always ask “which one are you?”


22 posted on 02/27/2014 6:37:24 AM PST by driftless2
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To: bramps

“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?


23 posted on 02/27/2014 6:45:40 AM PST by varyouga
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To: Daffynition

"Wrong baby!"

24 posted on 02/27/2014 6:53:01 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: petercooper; Malone LaVeigh
Let's remember...this is Connecticut. I wouldn't be one bit surprised that the great-great is charged with kidnapping.


25 posted on 02/27/2014 7:57:22 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

5 year olds should not be attending public school.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 9:26:52 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: JRandomFreeper
When my grandkids first see me, they climb me like kittens climb a Christmas tree. I don't think I could pick up the wrong kids.

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!

27 posted on 02/27/2014 9:43:48 AM PST by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: varyouga; bramps
Eric the Holder will monitor......


28 posted on 02/27/2014 9:45:35 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: aimhigh
There ya go.

By that age they should be in state-run interment camps for proper indoctrination.


29 posted on 02/27/2014 9:49:26 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Slyfox

LULZ!


30 posted on 02/27/2014 9:54:07 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: fungoking

At least the gramp didn’t take the kid to the doctor.

http://gawker.com/grandfather-picks-up-wrong-kid-at-school-takes-them-to-1441765476


31 posted on 02/27/2014 9:56:54 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

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.


32 posted on 02/27/2014 10:28:25 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Daffynition; GeronL

Don’t you hate it when that happens?


33 posted on 02/27/2014 10:59:53 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

lol


34 posted on 02/27/2014 11:14:44 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Morgana

Is this worse than getting flowers and stuff for the anniversary on the wrong date?


35 posted on 02/27/2014 11:15:19 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mastador1
Same safeguards are used here....I might add, only the Parent must have on record with the office, notice [written note or email or phone call]that the child will be picked up and by whom. The child isn't released unless the parent has been contacted to confirm the change of routine.


36 posted on 02/27/2014 1:06:46 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Morgana; GeronL

37 posted on 02/27/2014 1:09:46 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Daffynition

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.


38 posted on 02/27/2014 1:59:01 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Daffynition

lol


39 posted on 02/27/2014 4:59:56 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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