NEW YORK (PIX11) — A Brooklyn family is outraged after their 4-year-old boy wandered away from school unnoticed, according to the boy’s mother.
His parents say 4-year-old Symeir Jasper left his pre-K classrom at William Floyd P.S. 59 school unnoticed and walked home with no coat on Thursday morning. Symeir allegedly asked his teacher if he could go to the bathroom around 10 a.m. His teacher let him go alone, and Symeir was unable to find his way back to his classroom when he finished, the boy later told his mother.
His parents say he then walked into the freezing air without his coat, and was not stopped by teachers or security guards.
“I lost it for a minute, he was at the door his pants were down like he could not pull them up after using the bathroom, anything could have happened to my son,” said Quantasia Jasper, Symeir’s mother. “You see Avonte Quendo’s remains were just found and you never think it could happen to your child.”
Symeir walked to his father Rondell’s apartment, which is a half-a-block away from the school. His parents took him to the hospital, where he was found to be OK. Jasper said she is relieved he wasn’t kidnapped or hit by a car, but wants to know how he was able to leave his school without anyone noticing.
When asked, if Symeir is going back to school on Friday, his father said, “No, not to that school, they must do better than this.”
On the PIX11 Morning News Friday, Symeir’s mother and grandmother Mary say they plan to take legal action against the Bed-Stuy school.
The Department of Education issued a statement saying “the incident was referred to the Special Commissioner of Investigations.”
Symeir’s parents plan to meet with the principal of William Floyd P.S. 59 Friday.