STERLING, Conn. (CBS/AP) --Parents in a small easternConnecticut town say they're upset and demanding action by localofficials after a man went to a school to pick up his great-grandson andtook the wrong child home.
The 5-year-old boy's mother andother parents criticized school officials in Sterling during a localBoard of Education meeting Tuesday night.
The boy's mother,Angela Stone, says the incident happened Friday afternoon at SterlingCommunity School. She says her son refused to get out of the man's carat his home, and the man's wife noticed the mistake. The man drove theboy back to the school.
CBS affiliate WFSB in Hartford reports the mistake was made because the great-grandfatherand the man who was supposed to pick up the boy were wearing similarhats.
Stone called school officials incompetent and said theyshould be disciplined for not contacting police after the incident.Stone said the principal's assurances that he knew the man who picked upher son, and that her son was safe, were not enough.
SchoolSuperintendent Rena Klebart acknowledges mistakes were made and saysofficials are making changes to prevent similar incidents.
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