MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - The superintendent of Orchard View Schools says a teacher made a mistake, and changes are being made to ensure no other child is ever left alone in a classroom at the end of the day.
A six-year-old girl was left sleeping in the reading area of her first grade classroom at Orchard View Gustafson Early Elementary this week. She didn't feel well and was there to rest. But at the end of the school day, her teacher escorted the other children out, turned off the lights and closed the classroom door.
The sleeping girl was forgotten until her mother noticed she was missing when she came to pick her up at child care.
"It's very much a concern," says superintendent Pat Walstra. "Our staff is responsible for the children in their care, period. Whether it be on a school bus, playground or in a classroom, it is our responsibility to make sure all children are safe."