A probe has been launched after a disabled eight-year-old girl left her Dundee school’s playground without staff noticing.
Kira McLaughlin, who suffers from autism and ADHD was spotted wandering alone on a busy road outside Fintry Primary School by a concerned neighbour.
It is understood the girl became upset during a lesson and left the premises at lunchtime on Wednesday.
Mum Sharon McLaughlin said she now wants answers as to why this happened.
The 46-year-old explained: “I came home from work yesterday and got a call from one of my neighbours saying he saw my daughter wandering about on her own.
“She would have left school at about 12.40 after being given her medication, and was found at 1.10pm so that’s at least half an hour she was out on her own,” she said.
“She was walking up Fintry Road, about half a mile from school near some shops. She said she got upset in class.
“It was obviously still on her mind, and she left the playground at lunchtime. Kira told my neighbour she was going home.
“I don’t finish work until 2.30pm, so if she hadn’t been found she could have been walking about on her own for ages.”
The neighbour then took her back to school, but Sharon claims no one there was aware of her disappearance.
She said: “Because of my daughter’s conditions she gets upset at the slightest thing.
“Anything could have happened to her after she left the school.”
Sharon said she informed the school of the incident, but kept her daughter at home on Thursday.
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “The school has been looking into the circumstances and the head teacher has spoken to the mother directly about this.”