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Missing 11-year-old boy found safe

Posted May 3
Updated May 4

— An 11-year-old boy reported missing Friday was found safe Saturday night, Raleigh police said.

Quantico Duprell Parker Jr. got on the wrong school bus at Walnut Creek Elementary Friday afternoon and was last seen playing basketball with friends in the area of Shepard Valley Street and Follow Me Way, off Rock Quarry Road in southeast Raleigh, at about 8 p.m. Friday.

Authorities received a tip that someone matching Parker's description was seen near the Red Hat Amphitheater at about 9:30 p.m. Friday. Officers expanded their search area to include downtown Raleigh.

"Anytime you hear anything involving a child, particularly a very young child, it's concerning," said Raleigh Deputy Police Chief Joseph Perry.

It is believed Quantico did not disappear under suspicious circumstances, police said. He was reunited with his family Saturday night.

No further information surrounding Quantico's disappearance was immediately available.

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  • carolinaprincess62 May 5, 9:00 a.m.

    Let me get this straight. There is an 11 year old boy who "disappeared", it wasn't "suspicious" so why the heck was this even newsworthy? Why were the police involved? Did he just go off to spend the night with a friend? Sounds to me like a pre-teen just out having a good time and wasting the time of the police. If this isn't the case, then what is?

  • andreanicole686 May 5, 9:19 a.m.

    Let me get this straight. There is an 11 year old boy who "disappeared", it wasn't "suspicious"... View More

    — Posted by carolinaprincess62

    The parents had no clue where the child was. He is 11 not 14 or 15. He is still young enough where I'm sure his parents didn't think he just ran off. I'm sure they checked with his friends first before calling authorities. If their child was at school and that's where he was last seen then disappears cops should be called. Sounds to me like you are making harsh judgements off of the little information you have.

  • zonk May 5, 10:15 a.m.

    WHAT ?

  • ncprr1 May 5, 11:19 a.m.

    I great example of why kids should be going to neighborhood schools.