Middletown teen describes nightmare school trip abroad

A field trip for 16 year-old Mercy High School student Dana Mozell turned into a nightmare. (WFSB)

An exciting trip to a foreign country turned into a nightmare for one Middletown teen.

16 year-old Mercy High School student Dana Mozell was enjoying her two-week class trip to Spain.

She and her classmates were spending their afternoon exploring Barcelona.

However, when Mozell and a friend sat down away from the group excitement quickly turned to fear after they realized their classmates and teachers had left.

"We were like, nobody's here...so we go downstairs to the subway," said Mozell.

She said that the chaperones were usually careful to accurately count the number of students in the group.

"The only time you didn't do it was the time that we got lost," said Mozell.

Scared and unsure of what to do, Mozell called her mother.

"She said, 'Mom, I can't find the teachers...I don't know where the teachers are.' I was like 'what do you mean? What do you mean?' She was like, 'they left us behind," said her mother Kim Mozell.

Mozell's mother stayed on the phone with her for close to 50 minutes.

The student was eventually able to find her teacher at a different subway stop.

"If the other student didn't call another student, nobody would have realized that they were missing," said Mozell's mother.

Although the trip was months ago, Mozell said there was an issue with the beginning of the school year.

Mozell never planned on pulling out of the school, but she said administrators weren't expecting her to come back.

She hasn't returned to the school since Tuesday and is waiting for the error to be sorted out.

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