[UPDATE] 4-Year-Old Escapes From Pre-...

[UPDATE] 4-Year-Old Escapes From Pre-K Classroom

There are 149 comments on the WCTV Tallahassee story from Aug 17, 2011, titled [UPDATE] 4-Year-Old Escapes From Pre-K Classroom. In it, WCTV Tallahassee reports that:

It's any parent's worst nightmare -- getting a phone call that your child has managed to leave school unsupervised.

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mommyof2

United States

#1 Aug 18, 2011
While I am making no excuses for what happened, this goes to show our children's class sizes are entirely too big. I know all three teachers and Dr. Clark and can say this was not a normal thing to happen. My sons kindergaren class has 28 students. That's entirely too many 5-6 year olds for 2 adults to try and corral. I can see (not condone) how this could happen. I am glad the child was found safe and hope our schools learn from this experience.
AMEN

Crane Hill, AL

#2 Aug 18, 2011
There are WAY too many kids in every class and its wrong.
hmm

Tallahassee, FL

#3 Aug 18, 2011
maybe the teachers need to focus on their kids instead of their ceel phones and facebook.
hmm

Tallahassee, FL

#4 Aug 18, 2011
*cell
what

United States

#5 Aug 18, 2011
hmm wrote:
maybe the teachers need to focus on their kids instead of their ceel phones and facebook.
A big "AMEN" to that! Btw, does anyone know the names of the teacher and para pro? Just curious.........
Libby

Albany, GA

#6 Aug 18, 2011
Thank God she was found safe, can't believe she walked past teachers and they did not question where she was going! I heard the Principal said it was the little girl's fault, not the school!!! Definitely the teachers at fault and not a 4 year old child!!!
hmm

Tallahassee, FL

#7 Aug 18, 2011
i doubt they will let that be known, all i know is, if that was my child, i would be getting a lawyer and suing the crap out of the BOE.
hmm

Tallahassee, FL

#8 Aug 18, 2011
and i just notice someone "judged" that as mean.. how was that "mean"? when i was a kid growing up, my teachers was all about the students, no cell phones, no emails, no facebook, since the economy has went to hell, the teachers just want that little paycheck and work 7-3. its not about the students anymore.
Homegrown

Albany, GA

#9 Aug 18, 2011
hmm wrote:
i doubt they will let that be known, all i know is, if that was my child, i would be getting a lawyer and suing the crap out of the BOE.
Big talk from a blow-hard.
Concerned Parent

Albany, GA

#10 Aug 18, 2011
To "hmmm"...
I have a child that's there, as well as another that was there. This is an isolated, terrible incident that did NOT turn tragic. It will be an eye opener and Im sure Dr. Clark takes this serious.

It's easy to throw stones from afar, but what if YOU were the teacher and this happened to one of your students. You would feel TERRIBLE
Maybe

Toronto, Canada

#11 Aug 18, 2011
hmm wrote:
i doubt they will let that be known, all i know is, if that was my child, i would be getting a lawyer and suing the crap out of the BOE.
Sue Sue Sue...Yea you probably would. That is whats wrong with the country now...Everybody looking for the free dollar
hmm

Tallahassee, FL

#12 Aug 18, 2011
i went to that school growing up, dr. clark was the principal , he paddled my ass a few times, and im very happy the outcome was good, but in MY OPINION i would get a lawyer and see what can be done for my child protection. what if the dude at the car wash ignored the little girl and she didnt return back to the school, what if a sexual preditor saw her and tried to pick her up and hurt her, there is a lot of WHAT IF, what if she tempted to walk home... get the picture yet? i know a few teachers there and trust me all they care about is facebook and gossip
hmm

Tallahassee, FL

#13 Aug 18, 2011
Maybe wrote:
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Sue Sue Sue...Yea you probably would. That is whats wrong with the country now...Everybody looking for the free dollar
im sure you would lawyer up if you was in that situation. i work and go to school, i dont look for a FREE dollar, i earn everything i got. thanks
Ridiculous

Raleigh, NC

#14 Aug 18, 2011
I have a little girl at the school as well. I have taught my little girl to never go near a highway or leave adult supervision. So it might not fully be all the kid's fault but some of the blame definitely gets put on the "mother". People want teachers to raise their kids for them these days and I don't doubt it. After 3 generations of welfare and everything being give to you then why shouldn't you expect teachers to be parents as well. If they sue I hope I am on the jury because theywon't get a damn dime. The teacher and parapro should have been watching closer I agree but with that many kids and it the second week of school, there is chaos. Kids don't want to be there and are crying. Besides some parents see PreK as free babysitting o they drop their kids off so they can go get their next fix. Teachers can't be parents and raise your kid for you. If you don't want to raise your own kid then give it up for adoption.
Mickey

Tallahassee, FL

#15 Aug 18, 2011
I heard that she ate her free breakfast and was heading to Grandmas house to watch Barney until the free lunches were ready. "Escapes" is the perfect title, do you blame her?
Mickey

Tallahassee, FL

#16 Aug 18, 2011
My last post was "judged" as:

1. Racy
2. Disagree
3. Mean

Not hard to figure out that a bunch of teachers are also reading these posts while they should be working. A perfect example of how Kids "escape" from school. Whoever judged this as "racy" please explain why? Are words such as "free" and "grandma" racist words?
Mom of 3

Sugar Grove, IL

#17 Aug 18, 2011
Two of my children are currently students at Jones Wheat. It is a GREAT school! The teachers are awesome and Dr. Clark is an incredible principal who truly cares about every single student. This is an unfortunate situation that has occurred, but everyone needs to remember that it could have happened ANYWHERE. Be thankful that the little girl is ok and lets support ALL of our schools as they each look to make sure that they are providing the safest possible environment for the children of Decatur County.
Libby

Albany, GA

#18 Aug 18, 2011
Concerned Parent wrote:
To "hmmm"...
I have a child that's there, as well as another that was there. This is an isolated, terrible incident that did NOT turn tragic. It will be an eye opener and Im sure Dr. Clark takes this serious.
It's easy to throw stones from afar, but what if YOU were the teacher and this happened to one of your students. You would feel TERRIBLE
Yes, it is an eye opener and thank God not a tragic one. Every child outside the class room, especially with out supervision should have a hall pass, why didn't the teachers question this little girl? Especially with her being so young, didn't they find it strange that she is walking down the halls alone?
lake guy

Toronto, Canada

#19 Aug 18, 2011
At WBE they make the doors so heavy little kids can't escape. Jones wheat has a friggin fence around it, yet the kid STILL escaped? Hate to say it, but in the future I think I see a jail escapee. My daughter skipped school in middle school and hid behind the air conditioners @ the high school and I had to be the one to find her after the security guards said she wasn't there, lol. Kids r sneaky!
Mother of 2

Chandler, AZ

#20 Aug 18, 2011
My son walked home instead of getting on the afterschool bus. Teachers were assigned to each bus stop and just so happened this one day the teacher was not at her assigned bus stop. He said when he got there, there was no one there so he thought the afterschool bus had already left him and so he walked home. I got a call at work from the afterschool care teacher(not the school) that my son was missing. Luckily, the sheriff and I found him safely at home. Two weeks later, Jimmy Rice was abducted and killed just south of us in Kendall. So to the teachers, principal and staff, you have to be PRESENT at all times...to parents, please talk to your kids about what if's and rules about leaving school...to the person who says suing is wrong...if my son had not been safe that day, due to a teacher not being where he/she was suppose to be...they would be lucky if suing is all I did. Just so you know, I agree teachers should not be expected to raise our kids, they should not have so many kids in one class and as parents, we have a responsibility to prepare our kids for situations that may happen. No blame should be placed, unless it is determined someone was truly negligent and didn't do what they were suppose to do. Just my opinion...

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