Child walks half way home before primary school realises he is missing

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Dad Taylor Woodcraft with son Dennis Woodcraft who slipped out of school unnoticed.

A six-year-old boy slipped out of school and got half way home – before teachers noticed he was missing.

Dennis Woodcraft left the playground during break time on Monday morning and managed to walk nearly a mile.

Dad Taylor Woodcraft, says he was left seriously worried after the school phoned mum Emma, 28, to tell her Dennis had vanished.

Dad Taylor Woodcraft with son Dennis Woodcraft who slipped out of school unnoticed.

Taylor frantically went searching for Dennis and managed to discover the youngster near a supermarket.

He now says he will be taking Dennis and little sister Josie, aged five, out of St Osyth Primary school, in Essex.

The dad also claims this isn’t the first time Dennis managed to walk out of school by himself as he walked out last Friday (June 6), but went back into school.

Taylor, 30, said: “He was more than half way home – he had walked more than a mile and no one stopped him.

“He walked from the school to St Osyth village hall, through the village, across the cross roads and than all the way down Point Clear Road the Nisa shop, which is roughly a mile.

“I had immediately got in my car and found him walking down the side of the road in his school uniform – his little grey shorts, white T-shirt and with his book bag in his hand.

“I picked him up and drove him straight back home.

“Then I went up to the school and police officers were there.”

Dad Taylor Woodcraft with son Dennis Woodcraft who slipped out of school unnoticed.

Taylor is now concerned for the schools safety after his disappearance from the school.

He adds: “Who says a deranged 30-year-old couldn’t get into the school without being seen.

“They can’t even see where he got out on the security cameras.”

He added: “They can fine me but my children are having nothing to do with that school any more.

“I am going up to collect their belongings and that is the last time we will ever set foot on the premises..

“We will try to find somewhere else after the six-week holidays.”

In a statement, the school said: “We are aware of an incident today. We are taking the matter extremely seriously.”

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