Two Almeria City two-year-olds stage their own Great Escape

ADVENTURE-SEEKERS: Nursery school set out on their ride-on toys Photo credit: Amazon

TWO two-year-olds, each on a ride-on toy, slipped unseen from their Almeria City nursery school at 10am on April 18.

They were intercepted 300 metres away on Calle Calzada de Castro when an elderly woman’s carer saw them waiting at traffic lights.

Taking charge of the toddlers, she rang the Policia Nacional whose patrol car arrived at the same time as two assistants from the state-run nursery, looking for their charges.

The officers took the children back to the school, reporting the incident to the Public Prosecution department responsible for juvenile cases.

As April 18 was not a school day, a concessionary had taken over from the normal staff to provide a nursery school service for working parents.

The nursery’s Parents’ Association, as well as the mother of one of children, Alba Tejada, told the La Voz de Almeria daily that they have now complained to the concessionary company.

The regional government also told the same newspaper that their inspectors were investigating the incident and would take “appropriate steps.”

Meanwhile the manager of the concessionary company admitted that the “episode” had happened, while maintaining “things like this can happen and in fact happen each day in many schools.”

Mothers at the school did not agree, arguing that this could never be considered “a normal occurrence.”

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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