Richland Police say the young boy missing from Sacajawea Elementary School has been found safe.
UPDATE / RICHLAND, WA - Richland Police say the young boy missing from Sacajawea Elementary School has been found safe.
The kindergartener was apparently escorted to a 1st grade classroom by an older student under the direction of a staff member. He even answered to a name that wasn't his. School staff members found him hours later and he never left the school campus. The report of the boy missing led to a large response and search. Most of the Richland Police force was out looking, firefighters were involved and even some City of Richland employees took part.
"There's some protocols on how the school is tracking students from the breakfast area to the classroom. Also, the fact that it's a five year-old student on his second day at the school and so we have some communications issues there," said Steve Aagaard who works communications for the school district. He explained they are working on those issues.
RICHLAND, WA - Richland Police say there is a young boy missing from Sacajawea Elementary School. Officers say 5-year-old Antonio Aguilar is Hispanic, with longer brown hair, wearing a plaid shirt with green tints to it. Police say he was dropped off at the school at 8:00 on Thursday morning, and never arrived to his class.
If you know where he may be, call Benton County Dispatch at (509) 628-0333.