Boy says fear over bad grade reason behind disappearance

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Posted on September 19, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 19 at 8:48 AM

ARLINGTON - A 10-year-old boy is back home with his parents after he went missing overnight in Arlington.

Arlington police searched for Exance Esao after receiving a call Tuesday night that the boy had not been seen by his mother since 4:30 p.m. Authorities turned to Twitter to release updates and reach out to the public.

A family friend reported a possible sighting of the boy at about 9:25 p.m. at a local convenience store.

Bike and patrol officers searched the streets, and Esao was spotted around midnight by Officer Bobby Muguerza about a quarter of a mile from his home.

The boy told police he received a bad grade at school and was afraid to go home. He said he began to head home after it became cold.

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