North Texas

Student Left Behind at Six Flags During Field Trip

A North Texas mom wants to know why her son was left behind on a trip to Six Flags Over Texas and school staff members from the Duncanville Independent School District never noticed he was missing.

It was a shocking call when a security guard at Six Flags told Crystal Brown her 13-year-old son was left by himself at the park.

"It's scary because this could happen to any parent or child," said Brown.

Her son was supposed get on a school bus going back to Kennemer Middle School. Instead, it left him behind during a class trip.

"I'm not only left out of the loop, but the school is out of the loop," said Brown. "They didn't even notice he was gone until I said he was left behind."

Duncanville ISD officials say the eighth grader was not supposed to be on the trip, but rather in school suspension. He somehow left and then got on the bus to the park with 214 classmates.

"I did not get a notice. I didn't get a call. I didn't get anything explaining my son was not where he is supposed to be," said Brown.

Brown never got a call from the school, even though school officials acknowledge a staff member noticed the boy on the bus while in route to Six Flags, but allowed him to continue to the park.

"It's just a miracle and a blessing that my son was able to get in contact with the right authorities to reach me and that he was unharmed at the time," said Brown.

The school district sent NBC 5 a statement saying a staff member was disciplined or will be disciplined and the district failed to meet their standard of keeping that student safe.

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