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Missing 10-year-old Indy boy who ran away from school found by RTV6 reporter, returned home safe

Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 20, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- An RTV6 reporter helped find a missing 10-year-old Indianapolis boy who ran away from school Monday evening. 

Jakale Carter's mother says he ran away from school after getting in trouble. She says she was on the way to get him when he ran out of the IPS School 114 at 2251 S. Sloan Street around 2 p.m. 

RTV6 reporter Graham Hunter was out as crews were searching for Jakale when he spotted a young boy running across the playground. 

After a bit of a chase, police eventually tracked down Jakale with Graham's help and they were able to reunite him with his family. 

Watch the video player above to see their reunion and Jakale's reaction. 

Indianapolis Public Schools released the following statement Monday evening. 

“A fourth grade student at Paul I. Miller School 114 went missing today after running out of the building.  School administrators immediately called IPS Police and joined in the search for the student. After an extensive search by IPS Police, Indianapolis Metro Police and staff, the student was located nearby by an IPS officer. We are thankful the student is safely home with his family and commend our school staff and law enforcement for their diligence in locating him.”

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