My 5-year-old son may have perished after going missing on a field trip and his teachers having “no idea” where he was.


A MUM wept in terror after her son was left on a coach during a school trip – as teachers told her they had no idea where he was.

Lindsey Chamberlain has withdrawn George Roy, five, from class after the little one went missing following a visit to a museum,

She frantically called police after the school told her they had no idea where the little one was – only to discover he was safe and sound at a leisure centre 13 miles away.

Lindsey, 29, told The Sun she was “petrified” after George failed to turn up at St Bartholomew’s CE Primary School in Stourport, North Worcestershire.

“I was terrified,” she said.

“I couldn’t stop shaking. It felt like I couldn’t breathe.

“My heart was in my mouth.”

Teachers twice came up with excuses as to where the schoolboy was, the mum says.

But as she became more and more worried, they finally told her George hadn’t made it back from a trip to the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings.

Lindsey said: “After going back inside the teacher told me they couldn’t find George.

“They didn’t even know if he was on the coach or still at the museum.”

She said she immediately “broke down in tears” before desperately dialling police.

Luckily, she quickly discovered little George was being taken care of by staff at a local leisure centre.

But her ordeal left her so terrified she says she may never send him back to the school.

“He’s only tiny – there’s nothing to him,” she said.

“I’m not sending him back to school until I know he’s safe.

“If I can’t be sure of that, I’m going to pull him out.

I couldn’t stop shaking. It felt like I couldn’t breathe

“Anything could have happened. They had no idea where he was.

“As far as I’m concerned, the school failed to safeguard my son.

“They neglected his needs and failed to ensure the correct number of pupils arrived back at the school.

“Never have I been so scared, angry and upset all at the same time.”

She said George almost died after he was born at just 27 weeks.

“There were moments when he had to fight for his life and we thought he wasn’t going to make it,” she said.

“Yesterday, all of those feeling came flooding back.”

Headteacher Ian James told Sun Online: “Twenty-five Year 1 children, accompanied by three members of staff, had enjoyed a trip to the Avoncroft Museum.

“They were counted onto the coach and when they returned to school were taken to their classrooms to prepare to go home.

“A member of staff had walked the length of the coach after the children had alighted to check for lost… Brinkwire Brief News.


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