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Wake Co. parents want answers after young kids get on wrong school vans

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The students left Preeminent Charter School in Raleigh, but ended up at Kids Playworld in Raleigh. The students left Preeminent Charter School in Raleigh, but ended up at Kids Playworld in Raleigh.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Wake County parents are demanding answers after two children got on the wrong school vans and were taken to the wrong after-school daycare center Tuesday.

The students left Preeminent Charter School in Raleigh, but ended up at Kids Playworld in Raleigh. The students were dropped off shortly after 3 p.m. and were not located until around 8 p.m., when police reunited the boy and girl with their respective parents.

One of the kids usual van driver quickly took action when she realized 5-year-old daughter Ava Washington was not in her van.  

"I was terrified," the driver said. "I immediately panicked and texted my director to let them know they couldn't locate Ava. I was out of my mind with worry."

Ava's mother, Lori Spivey, said she wants to know how the mix-up could have happened.  

"It's upsetting," she said Wednesday.

While she is now safely back where she belongs and "happy" to be reunited with her mother, Ava said she as "just a little bit" scared.

Preeminent Charter School refused to do an on-camera interview, but released a statement saying it is investigating the incident.  Kids Playworld also refused an interview.

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