Lubbock YWCA fires 2, boy left outside in heat

August 4, 2011 8:07:36 AM PDT
A YWCA in West Texas has fired two camp counselors after a boy was forgotten outside in the oppressive afternoon heat. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports the counselors, as of Wednesday, were no longer employed by the Lubbock YWCA.

A mother arrived around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to pick up her son, but he couldn't immediately be located. He was found napping under a tree.

YWCA executive director Glenda Mathis says the boy appeared sluggish, but wasn't harmed. His mother took him to a hospital to be checked for possible dehydration.

Mathis says the two staffers failed to do a mandatory head count as about 15 campers, ages 5 to 12, were moved from a playground to a gymnasium.

The forgotten boy's name and age weren't released.