It’s a parent’s worst nightmare!
A Johnstown woman says her son disappeared from a Cambria County preschool.
The Johnstown Police say they were contacted by the preschool, but say no one contacted the young boy’s mother until he was found.
We met with the child’s mother one week after the incident took place, and she says she is still emotional when thinking about what happened to her 3-year-old son.
“My brain is just going in circles, like what happened to my son?”
Hendrickson says she dropped her 3-year-old son off for his 4th and final day of preschool last Tuesday, around 9:30 a.m., at Calvary Preschool in Johnstown.
“I got a phone call from the school at exactly 11:01 a.m. and she was like, ‘Is this the parent or guardian of Zane,’ and I said ‘Yes,’ and she said ‘There’s been an incident’.”
Hendrickson raced to the school where she says she met her boyfriend’s mother and sister.
“The teachers come out and they’re like, ‘Can we talk please’ and I said absolutely, like I want to know what happened to my son and they’re like ‘We don’t know what happened. We were watching him, we turned around and he was gone. We couldn’t find him, we called the cops, he was gone for almost fifteen minutes’ is what they told me.”
“I actually found out that she called the cops at 10:44 A.M., said he was missing at least fifteen minutes at that point and she called me at 11:01 A.M. So that puts thirty minutes there, more than fifteen.”
Hendrickson’s son was found wandering along Fairfield Avenue when a Pastor, his wife and two other men found the boy alone and say he was drenched in urine from an accident.
“I should have been called the instant they realized my son was missing. He shouldn’t be found on a main road, absolutely not, he was looking for me and I should have been there.”
Hendrickson was told that a school official picked her son up from Fairfield Avenue and she was only notified after they returned to the school.
“They lost my son, they didn’t call me, nothing. I was terrified. I told her he would not be returning to the school.”
We has reached out to Calvary Preschool multiple times since Friday for comment, but have not heard back.