Alabama school officials ‘devastated’ student left at Nashville Zoo during field trip

Officials for an Alabama school district say they are reviewing policies and procedures after an elementary student was left behind following a field trip at the Nashville Zoo.

A student on a field trip from HEART Academy at Julian Newman Elementary School in Athens Monday apparently became separated from his group at the zoo.

Nashville Zoo spokesperson Jim Bartoo said the child found a zoo employee at a restaurant in the early afternoon and said he thought he had been left behind. The zoo contacted the district, and the child’s parents picked up the child.

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