Elementary Error - Elderly Man Brings Home Wrong Child from School

February 28, 2014 - 11:02 AM

A mix-up that occurred in Connecticut recently resulted in the wrong child being taken home from a school.

A 79-year-old man who thought he was picking up his great-grandchild from the Sterling Community School last week and drove home with the wrong child, 5-year old Everett Stone.

Both children are reportedly roughly the same build and were wearing a similar jacket and hat.

Stone, who went with the senior, wouldn’t get out of the car when they arrived at the senior’s residence. The great-grandfather didn’t realize the mistake until his wife came out and saw the child.

They immediately called the school and were told to return the child. School officials contacted Derek and Angela Stone, parents of Everett Stone, to explain the situation and let them know their child was safe.

According to a report from Connecticut TV station WFSB, the parents are demanding more be done.

"My husband and I feel that at this point the police needed to be notified," Angela Stone said.

WFSB reports that Stone says police and the Department of Children and Families only investigated at her request.

"Ms. Klebart and Mr. Musumeci have proven themselves incompetent leaders of our school," said Stone.

Joseph Musumeci is the principal of the Sterling Community School. Rena Klebart is the superintendent of the district.

Stone told the Board of Education that she has no confidence in school leaders.

h/t WFSB, New York Post