Lubbock YWCA Fires 2, Boy Left Outside in Heat

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A YWCA in West Texas has fired two camp
counselors after a boy was forgotten outside in the oppressive
afternoon heat.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ( reports the
counselors, as of Wednesday, were no longer employed by the Lubbock

A mother arrived around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to pick up her son,
but he couldn't immediately be located. He was found napping under
a tree.

YWCA executive director Glenda Mathis says the boy appeared
sluggish, but wasn't harmed. His mother took him to a hospital to
be checked for possible dehydration.

Mathis says the two staffers failed to do a mandatory head count
as about 15 campers, ages 5 to 12, were moved from a playground to
a gymnasium.

The forgotten boy's name and age weren't released.

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