Raleigh police find missing 6-year-old boy
Posted June 26, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A cognitively impaired 6-year-old boy who was missing for several hours Thursday morning after getting on the wrong school bus was found unharmed, Raleigh police said.
Chris Gathuri Gacheru took the bus from his home on Holston Lane and wound up at a YMCA program at St. Augustine's University.
A spokeswoman with the Wake County Public School System said Chris' mother mistakenly put him on the wrong bus, which was operated by the YMCA. She thought he was on a bus to Oak Grove Elementary School.
University officials said the YMCA-sponsored program uses space on the campus but is not affiliated with St. Augustine's.
Tony Campione, a spokesman for the YMCA of the Triangle, declined to comment on the incident, citing privacy issues.
"However, the safety of all children is our top priority. We continually review and update policies and procedures to help us live up to that commitment," he said in an email to WRAL News.