BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) After hours of searching, Buffalo Police were able to locate a missing autistic toddler in Buffalo. The missing boy was found safely at school.
Family members say three year old Javelle Montgomery was placed on the school bus Friday morning by his uncle, who then left. Later in the day, when family couldn't locate the boy, they called police. Multiple police vehicles as well as neighbors and even the Air One chopper from the Erie County Sheriff's and K-9 units were called in to look for the toddler.
"The neighborhood came together. Just like they say, it takes a village to raise kids, and everybody wants their kid to be found," neighbor Geneva Jordan said.
The 3 year old boy was located by Buffalo Police and Buffalo Police school resource officers. After finding that he was in school, a bus dropped the boy off at home for an emotional reunion with family.
"I never felt so happy to see him. Any other day I just want to give him to his mom, no. I felt so happy to see him, so happy. It was a relief. Everyone is just so happy to come to find out that he was at school because anything could have happened," the toddler's aunt, Tara Banks, said.
A police spokesperson says no charges have been filed against the family.