By Kaitlyn Bolduc
Salem, OR (KPTV/CNN) - The first day of school ended with a frightening experience for an Oregon kindergartner.
The child's mother says the school sent the 5-year-old to a day care, rather than the bus home.
It was supposed to be an exciting first day of kindergarten for 5-year-old Teylor. A day he had been looking forward to all summer.
"He was really excited to go," said his mom, Wendy Holm.
But all that changed when it was time to go home and teachers at Morningside Elementary insisted Teylor should get in the car with an employee of "Adventure Day Care" instead of going home on the bus like his mom told him to.
"I didn't know who she was, and I didn't the car, and I was crying for my mom," said Teylor Kobernik.
He said he cried all the way to the day care, demanding to talk to his mom.
"I thought my mom didn't know where I was," he said.
KPTV-TV spoke with the day care who says the school insisted they pick Teylor up, even though they had no record of him attending there.
When Wendy Holm's little boy never came home from his first day of school, she was terrified.
"The school was supposed to protect them you know, once they go out of your hands and their gone, you expect they're gonna do what they're supposed to do," she said.
Wendy called the school, who at first didn't know where Teylor was either, but after searching through their paperwork they figured out they accidentally sent him to the wrong place.
In a statement, administrators said, "The school did make a mistake in sending the child to day care instead of the school bus and apologized to the parent for it. We are sure the same mistake will not happen again. We took this incident very seriously and totally understand the anxiety the parent and child both felt."
Wendy says while she appreciates the apology, she's still furious this mistake could even happen in the first place.
"Luckily it turned out he was safe and sound, but who know who they would put him in the car with. Luckily it was a nice lady," she said.