A 5-year-old girl is back safe and sound with her family after she went missing from her charter school in Lauderdale Lakes Tuesday, but her mother says she was put on the wrong bus and now she's trying to see what went wrong at her daughter's school.
The search for Shinelle Isaac is thankfully over, she's home safe. But now her mother is searching for who's to blame for after her daughter went missing from Central Charter School.
"A life could have been taken. Luckily my baby came back home safe," mother Desiree Furlong said. "Yesterday I didn't have no feeling. Today I'm alive, my baby is home."
Furlong said her daughter was shaken up but is in good spirits.
"She's doing much better, yes," she said.
The child had been last seen at the school around 2:30 in the afternoon when her family says a teacher put her on the wrong bus. An older sister sounded the alarm when she couldn't find Isaac at the school and then an all out search started about 6:30 p.m. involving the Broward Sheriff's Office.
Thankfully the girl was found safe around 9 p.m. at Teddy Bear day care about five minutes away in Oakland Park. Her mother is now seeking answers.
"They're trying to track down how did she get from there, which is Central Charter, to here. They want to know which teacher or administrator put her on that bus which is there, Teddy Bear captains bus."
NBC 6 reached out to administrators at Central Charter School for comment and we're waiting to hear back.
Furlong was clearly upset and was going to withdraw her daughter from the school at first, but after talking to administrators she has reconsidered.
"They gave me all sympathy, you know, telling me it would never happen again and you know, as a parent I would love to give them a second chance," Furlong said. "I wouldn't want this to happen to anyone because you know, my baby could of never returned."
Isaac will be back at school Thursday, Furlong said.