Parents of 4-year-old Symeir Talley-Jasper, community leaders demand action in Brooklyn schools

The family of Symeir Talley-Jasper says that they get heartsick thinking of all the things that could have gone wrong when the boy slipped out of P.S. 59 yesterday morning. (1/24/14)

BROOKLYN - Community leaders are demanding action after a 4-year-old left the building of his school unnoticed, making his way home by himself.

The family of Symeir Talley-Jasper says that they get heartsick thinking of all the things that could have gone wrong when the boy slipped out of P.S. 59 yesterday morning.

The family says that the boy asked to go to the bathroom on Thursday afternoon, and when he was returning to meet up with his class, he wandered out unsupervised and without a coat. Symeir then walked to his home down the block.

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Parents at the school allegedly got a letter from school officials saying they are taking extra safety measures, including installing alarms and cameras to prevent this type of incident from happening in the future. Family of Symeir and community leaders are demanding an investigation and say that more needs to be done to ensure the safety of the kids there. 

Symeir's parents say he will not return back to the public school in the future, but are glad that the school will be adding extra security measures.

A Department of Education spokesperson says that the incident has been referred to the Special Commissioner of Investigations.

For a complete news conference with Symeir's parents, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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