“We’re still mad at him, he shouldn’t have left the school, but I cant really blame him all for it,” Schutz said of her young stepson. “He shouldn’t have been able to leave the school. He shouldn’t have been unattended to leave the school. I’m just glad he’s safe,” she said.
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Dayton Public Schools Associate Superintendent Sheila Burton said she was not aware of the incident, but will investigate it and provide information Tuesday.
Schutz said her stepson’s teacher told the boy to gather his things and go to the office so his parents could pick him up. But he didn’t listen to his teacher and decided to leave.
Schutz said her stepson’s teacher, who joined the search for the missing boy, has 24 students. She understands the teacher was not able to leave them, but said there should have been an escort, or some kind of security.
“An alarm should have sounded for him to open the door,” Schutz said. “He walked out of the school and nobody noticed.”
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