- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Spokane school officials are considering security changes after a 5-year-old student wandered away from her elementary school and hopped a bus to Spokane Valley.

Spokane Public Schools says the girl left Sheridan Elementary School Friday afternoon and got on a bus. It’s not clear how she was able to leave the campus but district spokesman Kevin Morrison says it’s likely she was on a bathroom break and away from her classroom.

The Spokesman-Review reports that the girl was spotted by a few people who notified the district a short time later.

The bus driver also contacted Spokane Transit Authority dispatch, who notified police. The girl was picked up in Spokane Valley around 2 p.m.

The schools plans changes such as putting up cameras and implementing a buddy system during bathroom breaks.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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