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Second Grade Student Walks Away From Speake School Unattended

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SPEAKE, Ala. (WHNT) – WHNT NEWS 19 is working a story involving Lawrence County Schools.

The district’s Assistant School Superintendent, Johnny Yates, says a Speake Elementary School student walked away from school unattended on Thursday.

Yates says the second grader left the school during normal operating hours, walked along a county road and returned later in the day. WHNT NEWS 19 is unable to confirm who returned the child to the school. The child was not harmed.

Yates says the student left Speake Elementary School after being allowed by a substitute teacher to go to the restroom.

The school district has talked with the school’s principal and substitute teacher. School officials are investigating.

Lawrence County Superintendent Heath Grimes has been out of the office all week, but is aware of the situation.

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