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Grandpa Picking Up Wrong Kid From School Prompts Safety Evaluation

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Connecticut parents are outraged after a 5-year-old was picked up at school by someone he didn't even know!

There was an emergency meeting after an elderly man picked up a child that he thought was his great grandson, but he was mistaken.

The boy apparently had a hat pulled down over his face that looked similar to one the actual great grandson wears. The man drove the child all the way home before realizing the mistake.

He then called the school and brought the boy back.

Now, the boy's parents are among those calling out school officials for allowing something like this to happen.

"This incident has placed a spotlight on our school's lack of security especially during parent pick-up and bus dismissal time," said Angela Stone, the mother of the boy accidentally taken. "I am demanding that immediate disciplinary actions be taken against the administration."

District policy states that students must have a note naming the adult picking them up and that the adult has to show ID.

Police and the board of education are now investigating.

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