AUSTIN (KXAN) - A teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation after a students was found standing in the middle of a street about three blocks from the school.
On Thursday, a 4-year-old girl was pulled from traffic by a man who saw the girl standing in the street near the intersection of Providence and St. John's avenues.
"I looked out my blinds, and I see this child right in the middle of Saint John's," said Martin Lopez, "I just dropped what I was doing."
The girl, who is in Pre-K, had been at recess with 27 other kids at JJ Pickle Elementary School when she apparently wandered off.
The students have now been split into two groups of 14, according to an Austin ISD spokesperson. A substitute teacher was called to fill in for the teacher on leave, and a second teacher was also brought in.
In addition, two teaching assistants will be available to watch the kids.
No changes in procedure will be made until after the investigation is complete, according to AISD.
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