A investigation is underway after a five year old was allowed to wander from his school in Sunderland.
The child left Gillas Lane Primary in Houghton le Spring on his own after a mix up at home time.
The boy's parent had telephoned to say they would be late picking him up and asked if he could be looked after until they arrived. When he wander off teachers throught he had been collected.
He was found 15 minutes later on a street nearby by a stranger who called the police.