STOCKTON — A woman says her 8-year-old son was taken off his school’s campus and into her home without her consent.
“There’s no reason, you know, that this situation should have happened,” said Kyrra West.
The mother of two was frustrated after she says her son Daevian was taken off Colonial Heights Elementary School property Monday without her permission.
“The principal took it upon herself to tell the officer on duty at the school to take my son out of his learning area from his class, to drive him in the police car in the backseat and bring him to my house, knowing that I was not home,” West told FOX40.
West said a school resource officer escorted the child home and gained access to the house to look for a stolen watch that was later recovered.
West admitted that her son stole the watch but said it still doesn’t justify taking the third-grader off campus and into her home, unannounced.
“This didn’t happen on school campus,” she said. “My son is in trouble for that. He got disciplined for that.”
Now, West said she wants more than just an apology, asking for something in writing to ensure something like this will never happen again.
“I work far away from my house so I need my kids to be where they’re supposed to be,” West said. “Sorry is not going to cut it because anything could have happened.”
FOX40 reached out to the Lincoln Unified superintendent for comment. Her statement reads:
“This is a confidential student matter, involving a minor. Unfortunately, I am not able to discuss information regarding a student with you. I can confirm that while in the process of investigating a crime, a Safety Officer was sent to the home. Student safety is always a top priority for us, and we strive to assure that students are safe at all school sites, at all times.”