Kindergartener left alone in dark room

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Caldwell School District is investigating why a kindergartner was left alone in a small room.

According to the Idaho Press-Tribune, the incident happened at Washington Elementary School. A Kindergartner was left alone in a room typically used for tutoring or small group work.

The school district says the rooms are used for a quiet work environment, when a student needs extra help. Washington Elementary has many of these small rooms throughout the school and says they are not intended for disciplinary purposes. The school district says other schools in the Caldwell School District also have similar rooms.

The investigation into why the kindergartner was placed in the room in the first place, and for how long, will continue.