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A father in Texas said he is considering moving his 7-year-old daughter to a different school because she was able to trick staff with a misspelled note forgery.
Officials at Sheldon Elementary in Houston are now investigating how she was able to use a note with spelling errors to get out of an after-school program.
Charlie Dahu said he got a phone call on Monday from a neighbor who said his daughter, Rosabella, was waiting outside her family’s locked home when she was supposed to be at the program.
Rolando Lozano, the neighbor, said Rosabella came to his house and asked if she could use the bathroom.
“She came to ask my wife to use the restroom and that’s when I figured there was something wrong,” Lozano told KTRK-TV.
She waited at their house until Dahu came home.
“I was shaking, I was scared, I was just glad to see her in good health and that nothing happened to her,” Dahu added.
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Then he found she used a forged note, saying she was supposed to take the bus home instead of going to the after-school program.
“You can clearly see she did not even spell the word ‘bus’ right,” Dahu said.
The note read: “I want Rosabella to go too dus 131 today. To: Ms. Reign.”
The Sheldon Independent School District sent out a statement, reported UPI:
“Sheldon ISD is currently investigating the situation. We are reviewing our training procedures to ensure that our after-school grant program staff is properly trained in dismissal procedures. As we move forward, the district is working to make sure that all of our after-school grant staff receives the same training as district employees. At this point, the district is continuing to investigate and will take proper disciplinary action. As always, student safety is our top priority.”