TYLER — UPDATE: At approximately 1:20 this afternoon, a second grade student at Clarkston Elementary School left campus without authorization. It has been determined that the child decided to walk home.
According to the campus principal, Kathryn Letsinger, a parent volunteer observed the child near the front of the school. The parent immediately notified a staff member. Campus employees began to search for the child. The Tyler ISD Police, District Administrators, and the child's parent were immediately contacted.
Within 20 minutes of the initial report, the child was returned to campus by City of Tyler Police.
Tyler Police say a child was found wandering on Loop 323 in Tyler near Ridgewood Drive.
Police say a woman called the police to report a 7-8 year old boy on the Loop.
Officials picked the boy up, uninjured, and are transporting him back to Clarkston Elementary school. They do not know at this time why the student was so far away from the school.