Missing boy found Monday

Juneau Police Department officials say a little boy reported missing from Mendenhall River Community School was found Monday evening.

The second-grader, identified by Prinicipal Kathryn Milliron only by his first name of Samuel, was not present at the school when his mother arrived to pick him up just before 3:30 p.m.

Juneau Police say their investigation revealed that the boy left school grounds on a school bus.

At about 6:30 p.m. Monday, a Juneau resident called Police to report that Samuel had been found near the intersection of Riverside Drive and Long Run Drive.

Police did not explain the reason for the boy’s temporary disappearance, but social media reports on Monday suggested that Samuel may have simply headed for a new friend’s house after school. No injuries were reported by officers. They said the boy was fine.

Multiple officers from the Juneau Police Department, officials with the Juneau School District, First Student bus company, Alaska State Troopers, SEADOGS, and the U.S. Forest service were all reported as assisting in the search.

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