WILTON (CBS13) — A Wilton elementary school student was mistakenly picked up from school by a stranger on Friday, the principal of C.W. Dillard Elementary School said in a letter to parents.
During dismissal on Friday afternoon, a Kindergarten student was mistakenly picked up by the relative of another student, Principal Sandra West said.READ MORE: San Andreas Hostage Situation: Deputy And Hostage Shot, Suspect Killed
“The two left the school together in the relative’s car to pick up another student at Albiani Middle School,” West said. “The teacher and the correct student who had been left behind promptly realized the error and immediately reported the situation to school officials who immediately contacted law enforcement and the parents of both students.”
West said the Albiani student recognized the kindergartener and told the driver the wrong child was picked up. The driver returned to the elementary school to return the student to their parent and pick-up the correct child.READ MORE: Police: Woodland Bank Break-In Suspect Tried To Get Into Vault
Officials said the student was returned safely and uninjured.
West said this incident is prompting the school to review dismissal procedures to prevent situations like this in the future.MORE NEWS: DA's Office To Review Past Cases Related To Sacramento Police Officer Alexa Palubicki After Arrest For Alleged False Reports
No further information has been released regarding the situation.