Field trips are supposed to be fun. But it turned into a nightmare for one local mom who says her son was left behind by his day care.
According to a report by ABC affiliate WJLA, Corena West says her 3-year-old son Bryant was left behind for hours at a Chuck E. Cheese in Laurel on Wednesday.
West told WJLA that day care staff members forgot her son when they left at 2 pm. Bryant says they didn't contact her until two hours later.
When she went to pick him up from the Early Childhood Learning Center in Southeast DC, day care employees told her they had lost her son.
WJLA reports police went back to get the child. He was safe and unharmed.
Six staff members chaperoned 20 kids on the field trip.
If this story sounds familiar, it's because this is not the first time a child has been left behind at a local Chuck E. Cheese. State records show a two-year-old boy was left at the Bel Air location during a field trip in April 2011.
In that situation, the child was brought to Chuck E. Cheese by a Baltimore County daycare provider, Toni's Tiny Tots Daycare. The child had been playing with people outside the group when the field trip coordinators left. The Harford County Sheriff's Office was notified once employees were alerted about the situation.
Maryland's Department of Education, which oversees daycares, threatened to revoke the provider's license but ultimately decided on a 60-day suspension during a hearing in September 2011.