Six-Year-Old Wonders a Mile from Fort Worth Daycare
A six-year-old boy was found walking a mile away from the east Forth Worth daycare where he had been dropped off by his mother Tuesday.
About the Incident
Shanae Hernandez signed her son into Kings Kids Learning Center at 9:22 a.m., CBS DFW reported. The boy told his mother he walked out through a gate in the yard and that he was trying to go home.
About a mile away from the daycare, a customer of the Country Meat Market on E Lancaster Ave. saw the boy and brought him inside, butcher Jesus Armendariz said.
“He was sweating because he was very hot,” Armendariz said. “One of our co-workers was giving him some water and we gave him a sandwich and some chips.”
Armendariz said the boy was brought into the meat market between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m.
Although a police officer came, the boy was not able to provide his home address, CBS reported.
“He looked like he was OK. He wasn’t scared,” Armendariz said.
CPS Investigating the Fort Worth Daycare Incident
His mother said Child Protective Services was called and the boy was able to direct them to his home, where an older sibling was notified, CBS reported.
She received a phone call from the daycare at about 1:20 p.m. notifying her that CPS had her son and was trying to find her.
CBS reported that the daycare requires parents to walk their children to the classroom after singing them in, but Hernandez said she didn’t do so because she was never told about the policy.
According to Michael Matthews, the father of the daycare’s owner, proper procedures were followed.
The six-year-old’s mother said the boy wouldn’t be returning to daycare.
CPS is currently investigating to determine whether any standards have been violated at the daycare, CBS reported.
“I’m glad that everything is fine, something bad could have happened to him,” Armendariz said. “Here on Lancaster we have a lot of stuff going on.”