Kentucky Mother Says Down Syndrome Son Was Locked in Closet at School

VERSAILLES, Ky.-- Police in Versailles are investigating a report that a child with Down syndrome was locked in a closet at an elementary school.

The Lexington Herald-Leader quotes city police Lt. Daniel Clark, who said the boy is evidently scared of plants and police are investigating whether a plant was placed in a closet with him on Jan. 28.

The boy attends South Side Elementary School.

Clark says the child's mother came to police on Monday with a complaint and an investigation was undertaken.

Clark says no charges were immediately filed and investigators are trying to determine if anything criminal occurred.