Missing Kids Found: School Officials Say The Boys will be Disciplined
Jan 25, 2012 at 6:24 PM CST
Jan 26, 2012
It's a follow up to a story we first reported to you last night about two boys who went missing after reportedly walking out of their elementary school campus. They're back home with their families tonight Our Carolina Garcia has more in our top story at six. After both ten year olds were found, LISD’s Veronica Castillon said: "A lookout was posted because we couldn't find the children. We were very worried about their safety and well being." It was a very difficult day and night for the family of Jonathan Coronado and Miguel Villarreal, Jr. both ten years old who were missing for about 12 hours after they left McDonnell Elementary at about 12:30 yesterday. We are told the kids were walking in a line on their way back to class, like they do everyday when the boys suddenly took off running. Cynthia Conchas, Principal of McDonell Elementary said, "We immediately followed all procedures. The teacher did run after the students but was unable to catch up with them." LISD Police Department was immediately contacted and started a search for the ten year olds but they had no luck as thousands of kids walking from school in the afternoon wear the same color of shirts. Chief of LISD Police Lonnie Cook stated that they put out a look out and notified all law enforcement so they too would be on the look out. Pictures of the boys were placed at the international bridges as their desperate parents and school officials feared for the safety of the boys but the call of relief did not come until after midnight. The phone call came in right around midnight locating the kids on the roof of this property. Joy and relief for everyone, but school officials say the kids will be disciplined, as the school does not t want to send the wrong message to other kids who may be thinking of skipping or running out during school hours. The principal said, "But we follow the code of conduct and there will be consequences for these students because you know? We enforce all policy all times." Carolina Garcia, Pro8News. LISD authorities want parents to know the importance of keeping emergency contact information up to date especially in circumstances like these.