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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Missing Autistic Teen Found in Los Gatos -

Missing Autistic Teen Found in Los Gatos -

When Jacob McNeely of San Jose missed his bus home from school on Monday, a helpful teacher drove him to his grandmother?s house. Unfortunately, that teacher didn?t wait to see if his grandmother was home before leaving. McNeely, 17, has autism, and is considered to be an at-risk teen.

By the time his grandmother returned, the boy had already left. She knew he had been there though, because he left his backpack behind. Throughout Monday night and Tuesday, his family searched for him, with the help of the SJPD.

While no one knows exactly where he went, the family reports that he showed up at the El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos on Tuesday night, and doctors there notified his parents. According to reports, the boy was in good health when he was finally reunited with his family.
Read More at ABC 7.

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