TAUNTON, R.I. (WPRI) - A Taunton mothersaid her 6-year-old son was forced to walk home from school alone,and wandered for almost a mile before he was found.
Anita Carter said she told the principal at Maxham Elementarythat she would pick up her son Va'Ton from school, and he shouldnot take the bus home. Instead, Carter said the principal toldVa'Ton to walk home.
Carter was with her mother when they found out Va'Ton was not atthe school. She said they started looking for him, and found himabout a half-mile away walking in the wrong direction.
"I got out of the car, he was crying, I started crying," Cartersaid. "It was just a crazy situation.
Carter said Va'Ton was with a good samaritan when they foundhim.
"Thank God we have good people in this world today," saidVa'Ton's grandmother Priscilla Carter. "If she [the good samaritan]didn't bring him back, we never would had him."
Anita Carter said she is also thankful for the good samaritan'shelp.
"She's God's gift to us," Carter said. "Without her, I wouldhave lost my son."
The principal at Maxham Elementary did not return calls seekingcomment Wednesday night.
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