A Grant Elementary School student gave his mom quite a scare on Friday night.
The 8-year-old boy’s mother called police at around 5 p.m. saying he hadn’t come home from school on Friday afternoon.
Police immediately began an investigation.
He was found near the school at a friend’s house less than an hour later.
One witness told Lakewood Patch that about seven squad cars arrived at Grant Elementary School around 5:30 p.m.
Officers wearing bulletproof vests were seen through the school’s large windows roaming the halls.
Lt. Roger Warner said the boy was safely returned to his mother.
“We found the kid, and he’s back where he belongs,” said Warner.