Parents of a Jennie Rogers Elementary School student spent some anxious hours Thursday worrying about and searching for their missing child, but the drama ended happily.
Danville police Sgt. Tom Bustle said officers received a report at 7 p.m. from parents of a 6-year-old child who did not return home from the Jennie Rogers afterschool program.
"When the little girl didn't get off the bus at home like the parents expected, the mother contacted us," said Bustle, who declined to name the child or parents. "We talked with the mother and completed a missing persons report, then mobilized for a search. We then set up an incident command post at the school and began our search."
Bustle said the effort included approximately 20 people from the Danville police and fire departments, Boyle EMS and the school system. In the end, he said it was information provided by the school system that proved to be pivotal in bringing the search to a quick and successful conclusion.