ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – UPDATE: A young child dropped off at the wrong Bellefontaine Neighbors school has been reunited with family.
“There was miscommunication, and grandpa dropped the child off at Grace Lutheran because he thought that’s where the child went to school, however, he does not go there,” says police Sgt. John Thompson.
After KMOX and other St. Louis media released images of the child, the boy’s grandparents came forward and explained what happened.
No criminal charges will be pursued.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
Police are looking for help to identify a child dropped off Grace Lutheran private school in Bellefontaine Neighbors.
The African-African boy was dropped off around 7:50 this morning by a small red pick-up driven by an African-American woman with coiled braids. The chiuld does not attend Grace Lutheran.
The child only identifies himself as William or Willie, and says he is 2, but he appears to be 3 or possibly 4-years-old.
Please call the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department with any information at 867-0080.