Goshen Elementary’s principal estimates a kindergartner was missing for about 12 minutes Tuesday before he was found on the side of Old Waynesboro Road by a passer-by.
A 50-year-old man called police when he found the 5-year-old walking down the road in the 4000 block of Old Waynesboro Road about 11:40 a.m., according to an incident report. The boy said he was walking to his home in the 4100 block of Mark Walter Road.
Goshen Elementary, at 4040 Old Waynesboro Road, was on lockdown while the administration searched for the missing child.
Principal Malinda Cobb said no one knows how the child slipped out the front doors of the school without being seen by the front office staff. A teacher had allowed him to leave the class to go to the restrooom.
After the incident, administrators and faculty met to review procedures. They have agreed to implement a buddy system for all kindergartners and first graders who leave the classroom.