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Mom felt 'sheer terror' after child left behind

April 26, 2013

MARSHALL — In a span of 24 hours, Jackie Whylly’s emotions swung from terror, to relief, to anger. And now she wants answers....

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whynot

Apr-25-13 12:54 PM

As the comments will begin shortly, I just ask...Please don't judge too harshly. If you were not there, you really should have no say as to what happened. Thank you.

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TommmyA

Apr-25-13 1:16 PM

Unfortunate, but I'd say the school had plenty of adult supervision.

Marshall Schools may as well get out their checkbook - $100k and an end to field trips.

It does bother me that the mother INSISTS more supervision by OTHERS for HER child, here's a thought - be a chaperone and watch him yourself!

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liberal

Apr-25-13 1:18 PM

well-said Tommmy

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Lawrej1

Apr-25-13 1:30 PM

Unfortunately, haven't done your homework before you commented. This story has nothing to do their financial status (...knuckleheaded welfare clowns?), the point is that there was more than enough chaperons on a field trip to a science museum (2 chaps to 3 kids), and a child was left behind. This is a gross oversight on ALL of the chaperons parts.

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SLE3808

Apr-25-13 1:34 PM

If this was anyone of your Children, I believe anyone would be as upset as this family. They have every right to be. And does it matte if this family is on welfar or how much money they have. There 4 year old was left!! Thats the bottom line!!!

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 1:34 PM

Tommy-- you have no idea what your talking about. She tried to go with the school said. "No"... Sure they had enough adults to supervise but must of been incompetent and not able to count. This should of never happened.

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ProgressMarshall

Apr-25-13 1:43 PM

No time to meet with the school, but plenty of time for KARE 11, Marshall paper and other media. Hmmmm... hope they don't plan for a lawsuit and make my property taxes pay for this.

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 1:51 PM

You must have never had your kid left behind some where for 2 hrs. Myself i would be to mad to talk to the school. I would want to talk to the media. I would want to embarrass the school. They have insurance to pay a settlement.

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 1:55 PM

If I wanted to make time to talk to the school first then they might as well have a cop there ready to arrest me.

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MNrocks2

Apr-25-13 1:59 PM

Just like our society lets lay blame as our first priority. The main thing is the child is alright. The article said someone was with the child. Assumption are implied here that the staff wasn't upset or didn't care. Keep in mind chaperones are not professionals they are volunteers. However I am wondering why they waited to notify the parent until the bus got back especially in the cellphone age. Or if they were 10 min out why they didn't go back and get the child. Sad now days people want to point a finger and make someone pay.

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 2:02 PM

Easy to say you wouldn't be mad or point blame when it's not your child left behind

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liberal

Apr-25-13 2:02 PM

bobdole says he wouldn't want to talk to the school, he'd rather embarrass himself and go public with his complaint. I feel sorry for your kids. That's quite the example you're setting. Keep up the good work!

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 2:07 PM

I sure wouldn't want to talk to them in the first couple of days. Would need time to calm down and find a good lawyer. And start planning my summer vacation

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liberal

Apr-25-13 2:08 PM

a clown like you is on permanent vaction from reality. what changes?

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 2:09 PM

A free trip to Disney World!! I think so

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liberal

Apr-25-13 2:11 PM

reach for the sky bob, reach for the sky.

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Spendstop

Apr-25-13 3:16 PM

This very confusing!!!! There are 3 vehicles and a school bus 10 minutes out. With cell phones nowdays, I would think somebody could have turned around to pick the child up. What is more confusing is a staff member was deployed to stay with the child, so somebody had to turn around. Did the deployed staff member have a car or ride home with the childs parents? I remember my field trips, there was alway a parent or teacher counting the kids getting on the bus and off the bus so no child was left behind. Sorry none of this make sense!!

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liberal

Apr-25-13 3:19 PM

I know spendstop, and it's in the Independeent, I can't uderstand why it's confusing.

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jguetter

Apr-25-13 5:19 PM

Just curious why they wouldn't just turn the bus around if they realized it only 20 minutes out? arriving back to the school late would be better than trying to explain a missing child....

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ajohnson4

Apr-25-13 7:10 PM

A friend of mine went as a chaperone and she said parents were invited to drive themselves....but this mother said she wasn't allowed to go? Confusing and which is true? Very sad that a child was left behind, but he was safe in the end. It could have been much worse. Be angry, but don't ruin someone's life over it. "Sheer terror" would've been he is lost in Brookings, not that he's sitting inside the museum waiting to be picked up.

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 7:20 PM

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bobdole

Apr-25-13 7:21 PM

The kstp report says a person didn't get there till 4. So that doesn't match up to just knowing out side of brookings

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Spendstop

Apr-25-13 7:22 PM

Wow Liberal you got 5 disagrees!!! So far I am at zero. Strange!!!!

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SomeSensePlease

Apr-25-13 8:08 PM

Some questions that need answers: 1. Did the museum staff or a visitor notice the little boy right away and make sure he was safe?

2. Aren't parent chaperones assigned to keep an eye on a certain number of children? That's how it was when my kids were young....each parent chaperone had a certain number of kids to keep an eye on. If you were assigned to watch Billy, Bobby, Sue, Jane and Sally, then you made*****sure you knew where each one of them was every single second. The ultimate responsibility lies with the teacher, though.

3. Why is mother giving interviews? Is it to whip up public sentiment against the school district so that they will settle immediately for a nice sum of cash? (Not that I have any use for Willert.)

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whynot

Apr-25-13 8:12 PM

@ liberal: Told you so!!!

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