Maine school to investigate boy on interstate

Posted Jan. 07, 2010, at 10:13 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Maine School superintendent says he’s going to investigate why an 8-year-old third grader was walking home on the side of Interstate 295.

WGME-TV says the boy stayed after school on Wednesday and missed the bus. He decided to walk home, but got lost and ended up on the edge of the interstate with cars driving by at 50 miles an hour.

Two motorists stopped to help the boy who was spotted at about 3 p.m.

One of the drivers, Kerry Goulder, told the television station no child should be walking on the highway.

The boy’s mother doesn’t drive.

Portland Superintendent James Morse says he’ll investigate.

Portland police are also looking into the incident.

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