SC grandfather ‘very sorry’ after accidentally picking up wrong grandchild at school

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — An Orangeburg County grandfather is “very sorry” after accidentally picking up the wrong grandchild at school, according to WIS.

The 65-year-old grandfather, Joseph Fuller, went to Edisto Primary School to pick up his grandson early from school on May 19.

When he arrived, he saw some students leaving the gymnasium including someone he thought was his grandson.

Officials said the grandfather gave the boy a hug and said he was there to pick him up early. He asked the boy if he was ready to go and the little boy said “yes.” A teacher’s assistant told deputies that she asked the student, “Was this your granddad?” and the student said “yes.”

A sheriff’s office report says the grandfather put the child in his car and his wife gave the boy a Happy Meal.

Once home, the grandmother noticed that the boy was not their grandson. The grandparents then returned the child to the school where administrators notified the child’s mother.

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