Toddler ends up on busy road after wandering away from Baytown day care
BAYTOWN, Texas – Dalia Castro was trying to make sense of a sudden phone call from her son's day care.
“The first thing she told me was you are going to be pissed off, it's about your son, the cops are here if you can get here as soon as possible,” said Castro.
As soon as she got to 4 Our Kids Learning Academy, which her son attends, Castro was told something no parent would ever want to hear.
"My son had climbed out of the fence, and two bystanders actually almost missed hitting him,” said Castro.
Castro says the responding officer told Castro her 2-year-old son crawled from underneath a broken chain-link fence and walked into the busy street. It happened as kids were playing in the playground.
“There (are) two teachers and there (are) about 20 kids. One teacher went to change diapers, and she left the teacher with so many kids she couldn't handle on her own, and before anybody knew it, my son was at the street,” said Castro.
The two drivers that almost hit him stopped and called 911. Castro says the school didn't have a clue her son had walked off until an officer responded and told the day care to call Castro.
“It’s scary to know that the people you trust cannot even watch your son,” said Castro.
KPRC reached out the day care multiple times but was told to get off the property, and a staff member hung up the phone on us. Castro says she has no plans of ever bringing her son back.
“If it wasn't for the two people, he would not be here today,” said Castro.
Castro filed a police report, and the responding officer told KPRC that Child Protective Services has been notified of the incident.
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