Pittsburgh girl, 5, wanders home from school

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Posted: Apr 01, 2011 10:01 AM
Pittsburgh girl, 5, wanders home from school

Pittsburgh Public Schools officials plan to install alarms on all doors of an early learning school where a 5-year-old girl sneaked away and walked several blocks to her home.

The girl's mother, Jamie Accamando, says school officials should be held accountable because she says she would face criminal charges if her daughter had wandered away from home.

The school district says in a statement that teachers at the McClearly Early Learning Childhood School checked every room in the building and didn't realize the girl had left. The district also says it doesn't comment on possible discipline of personnel.

The girl's parents say officials have apologized but have yet to explain how the girl left the school undetected Wednesday and wandered home in the cold without a jacket.