This story has been modified since the missing boy was found.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ An 8-year-old Providence boy who was reported missing Tuesday afternoon has been found safe, according to the Providence Public School Department.
A search for the boy had been underway for hours after he didn’t board his bus after leaving Pleasant View Elementary School around 2:45 p.m.
Providence Schools Spokesperson Emily Crowell said he was located outside in the area of Promenade Street around 7:30 p.m., and is now with police.
It appeared he had been walking through the city since school got out. The location where he was found is about two and a half miles away from Pleasant View.