A family in New York is outraged and looking for answers after an 8-year-old girl was allegedly left behind on a school field trip to Dorney Park. But the girl's school is telling a very different story.
Dorney Park is about 100-miles from where the little third grader with green glasses lives in Brooklyn, New York. But her family says a field trip quickly turned into a nightmare Thursday night. When the bus got back from the amusement park, Kamyah John wasn't on it. Her father is fuming.
"You got to tell me who responsible for this, this is pure negligence."
Dozens of students from Arista Prep School were on their annual end of semester trip to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. But when it was time to leave, Kamyah was nowhere to be found.
"She borrowed someone phone and told her mom, mom you have to come and get me because the school left me up here," explained Kamyah's Grandmother Victoria Varick.
But the school is firing back at the family, saying it never left without her. According to Arista Prep, teachers and parents discovered Kamyah was missing when they did a roll call. The school claims they scoured the amusement park looking for the little girl.
"I believe that they did everything humanly possible to ensure that she was sought after," shared a trip chaperone.
School officials say within ten minutes the little girl was found, and they were instructed by her parents that an aunt living nearby would pick Kamyah up. Arista Prep says teachers and parents waited with the 8-year-old until her aunt arrived.