Sunday, May 27, 2018
Public safety

Missing 10-year-old boy is found

Times staff

CLEARWATER — Police found a 10-year-old boy Monday night a few hours after he did not return home from his first day at a new school.

A Clearwater police officer and a couple who recognized Moajed Awwad from his photograph on the news found him walking along Drew Street, near Highland Avenue on the south side of his school, Sandy Lane Elementary. Awwad said he had gotten lost after leaving school.

His mother was supposed to pick him up from school, but she had told him that if she didn't make it there in time that he should walk the short distance home.

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