ETX Community rallies to find missing boy

JACKSONVILLE - Officers from the Jacksonville Police Department have found a 12-year-old Autistic and non-verbal boy that went missing while riding his scooter in Nichols Green Park at around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. 

According to authorities, the boy was riding his scooter at the park with his grandmother watching him when he rode off down a jogging. 

The Jacksonville Police Department arrived to the area and started looking for the 12-year-old, set up a command post and sent out a "Code Red" city wide alert. 

Officers from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, JISD Police Department, TxDOT and civilian volunteers helped with the search. 

Later in the evening, just before 9 p.m., a Jacksonville Police Officer found the boy at Phillip Street and East Rusk. 

He was checked by Jacksonville EMS and will be returned to his family. 

(His mother's original post)

 

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