UPDATE: 7-year-old New Bedford boy found safe

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

The searching for a missing 7-year-old New Bedford boy has been found safe after he went missing after being dropped of at school.

It was originally reported that the missing boy was 5 years old, but police have confirmed that the boy is 7 years old.

Authorities say the boy was dropped off at Hathaway Elementary School Friday morning. After realizing there was no school because it is Good Friday, witnesses say they boy began crying.

Police say someone tried to approach the boy to help and he took off.

The school is asking parents with students at Hathaway School to call the school to confirm their child is home. 

Police say the parents did contact them to confirm the boy had run home after being dropped off at school. The parents told police a scheduling conflict was the reason the boy was dropped off at school. 

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