On June 17 my family and I had a very traumatic experience. My son was attending his first day of summer school at Hedrick School. Due to what I believe was inadequate supervision, my 6-year-old was allowed to embark on what to him was a journey home.
Please allow me to retrace my son's path on his journey home. Picture the fact that Hedrick is located on the corner of Orange and Waterman and his destination was Scott Avenue and 19th Street. He exited the unattended north gate of Hedrick School, crossed Waterman, walked east on Orange Avenue. to Imperial Avenue, then he headed north on Imperial Avenue on what he believed was his journey home. He crossed Brighton Avenue, the parking lot entrance of JCPenney and then came to the stoplight at the southwest intersection on Imperial Avenue and Main Street, on what he thought was his journey home. Passing the intersection he came to a construction site and continued north passing several businesses.