Parents are calling into question the actions of The Delaware Valley School district after a student went missing.

The nine-year old student from Shohola Elementary took off from the campus after being sent to the principals office on Friday afternoon.

It took hundreds of first responders including state police, fire and rescue, and K9 units to track down the third grader.

He was found near the intersection of Route 6 and Twin Lakes Road about five hours later.

It was one of the strangest set of circumstances Superintendent John Bell's ever experienced.

"We have never had a kid dart off like this and dash right off the campus."

The nine year old Shohola Elementary student took off into the woods after being sent to the principles office.

"There was never any indication the student would do something like this from all the years hes been at the school." said Bell.

Staff scoured the entire school after he didn't report back. Cameras captured the boy bolting off the campus.

"They went through a lot of footage and after seeing all the cameras we know exactly what time he left and what direction he went in." adds Bell.

but some parents are questioning how the student managed to escape.

Linda Weidner's not sure why the doors weren't locked to prevent the kid from taking off.

"I thought with new regulations the doors are supposed to be locked after the terrorism and school shootings around the country." says Weidner.

While former teacher, Kathy O'haire, believes this could have been avoided with more manpower.

"Alot of schools have other staff members manning of the doors so they can monitor people coming in or going out." said O'Haire.

But Bell argues the school isn't a prison and locking the doors from the inside could have dire consequences.

" Its not like we are going to lock the doors and have 400 people die in a fire. People need to be able to get out of the school."

And while Bell appreciates the community's input, he doesn't see any reason to overreact.

"You take it as this is an isolated incident and you address it from what you're going to do from a punishment standpoint and a help standpoint." said Bell.

Bell says the school will brainstorm some options to avoid this from happening in the future, but he predicts no dramatic changes will take place