A mix-up at a school left a five-year-old boy wandering alone in a Rainier Beach neighborhood Monday. His mother is at a loss on how it could have happened – and angry that the school responsible still has not apologized for its massive mistake.
“My stomach was in knots,” said Natalie Davis Eltahir. “I was scared. I really didn’t know what to think or how to feel.”
Davis-Eltahir received a message from a neighbor saying they found her five-year-old son Hassan wandering the neighborhood. She was not home.
Hassan was supposed to be in an after-school geometry program at South Shore School. Instead, he was put on a bus and dropped off in his neighborhood with no parent around. His mother said Hassan may have been alone for more than 30 minutes. When she got the call that Hassan had been found, she didn’t know whether to believe it. More.
South Shore School in Rainier Beach. Photo/Will Austin Photography