An upset valley mother is speaking out after her autistic and non-verbal middle school student left his class and campus last week.
She is outraged because it took the Bob Miller Middle School several days to let her know it happened.
"I don't want to bury my son," said Daria Taliaferro, the mother of a seventh-grader who left campus last week. "I don't want to bury my son for the negligence of others."
Taliaferro said it felt like a nightmare after finding out what happened at her son's school last week.
"No one can tell me exactly what happened and that's just not fair; that's not right," Taliaferro said.
Her son Jaidyn was found at the church across the street from his school.
Jaidyn is autistic and does not speak, so Taliaferro says she did not find out about it for several days.
"Someone should have called me," she said. "Someone should have called me, someone should have called his father. My son should never be out of the care of an adult."
13 Action News reached out to the Clark County School District, and we received the following statement:
"A student at Miller Middle School walked off campus Sept. 12. An adult on campus witnessed the student leaving and immediately alerted school office. A radio message was then sent, which prompted two school staff members, including the dean, to run in the direction of the student. The student was brought back onto campus within two minutes.
"The school's top priority is safety, and their prompt action resulted in the student being returned to campus quickly and safely."
Taliaferro said this isn't the first time her son has left class and she wants this to be a wake-up call to parents and those with the district.
"I want them to be proactive and approach these children the way that they need to," Taliaferro said.
She plans to speak about what happened at the school board meeting this Thursday.