An unknown little girl showed up for school Monday morning in Mattapan, triggering district-wide confusion and an all-day search for her identity, reported The Boston Globe.
The little girl, whom officials said is between 4 and 6 years old, boarded a bus from Dorchester Monday morning and arrived at the Charles H. Taylor Elementary School. The shy Spanish-speaking girl was only able to give her first name, not her last name or where she lived. There was no identifying information on her belongings.
A letter was sent to all principals asking if they were missing a student, according to the Globe.
When a transportation official finally tracked down her mother, she told them her daughter was a transfer student and was indeed supposed to be at the Taylor school.
“The non-traditional spelling of the student’s name caused complications,’’ Richard Weir, a Boston Public Schools spokesman, told the Globe.
Weir said the girl was supposed to start school Oct. 20 and the confusion was caused by a miscommunication between the parents and the schools.
Read the full story in the Globe.