Two Indian Creek Intermediate School Students were found by the Trafalgar Fire Department after they left school during recess Tuesday afternoon.
The pair of fourth-grade students hid during recess then left the school grounds at about 1:45 p.m., Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson Schools superintendent Timothy Edsell said.
The students were at a playground on the south side of the school, which is not fenced in, Indian Creek Intermediate School principal Andrea Perry said.
Teachers immediately noticed the students were missing. The school went into a lockdown for an internal search, the students’ parents were notified and the Trafalgar police and fire departments were called, Edsell said.
The students were found about 40 minutes later, south of the school, he said.
“We can not thank the local police and fire departments enough,” Edsell said.
Teachers and officials followed the right procedures, but the school also will look into ways to prevent a similar situation, Perry said. She declined to say what reason the students gave for leaving the school.