Boy, 6, dismissed from school program after forging note
MIDDLEBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- A 6-year-old boy forged a dismissal note and his school sent him home from his after-school daycare.
“It says, ‘Dery mrs. Trotty. Gannon is not going to the program,’” said Amie Nay, Gannon’s mother.
Gannon Farley didn't want to go to his after school program, so he decided to write his own dismissal note.
“He wrote it because he wasn't having a good time with the Lego's in his after school program,” Nay said.
Written in highlighter on finger painting paper, with three spelling errors -- it worked.
“I can't believe he got this to work. I mean I know that he's a bright kid but he's six. It just blew my mind,” Nay said.
Amie Nay says she didn't even know her son had been dismissed until she received a call from Gannon’s after-school coordinator. Nay claims the school's secretary approved the dismissal.
“And the response from the secretary was well we left her a message, if she were that concerned she should have called back, only adding insult to injury, they hadn't updated my contact information from a month prior,” Nay said.
For 40 minutes, back in December, nay had no idea where Gannon was, until a neighbor called to say he was safe and with her.
“This was Dec. 21 and it could have been a very different Christmas if anything had happened to him,” said Nay said.
The school's superintendent told 7News, "The incident has been investigated. Appropriate actions have been taken. New policies regarding dismissals are in place, but it's a personnel matter and certain procedures have to be followed and he can't comment further."
Since then, Nay says she’s attended meeting and played by the rules waiting for something to be done.
“You have egregiously insulted my family and put my son at risk. I am due some legitimate and solid answers and actions,” said Nay said.
Nay says the school’s superintendent won't tell her what actions have been taken. She’s upset that the school's secretary still has her job.