Kyron was last seen about 9 a.m. Friday, shortly after the boy and his stepmother attended a science
fair at the school. She last saw him walking down a hallway toward his
second-grade classroom, wearing a "CSI" T-shirt and dark cargo pants.
A search began after classes let out and Kyron didn't come home on the
bus. His stepmother called 911 about 3:45 p.m., and sheriff's deputies
and K-9 units began a search of the school and the two-mile route to his
Authorities have not yet determined whether Kyron was kidnapped or just wandered off, but they're describing him as a "missing
endangered child." The FBI has joined the search.
"We haven't eliminated any possibility at this point," Gates said.
Visitors to the school are assigned badges, but Portland Public School District
spokesman Matt Shelby said it would have been difficult to assign a
badge to each visitor among the friends and family members who attended
the science fair Friday morning.
Authorities were reviewing photos and videos taken at the fair. The last photo of Kyron shows him
smiling in front of his project on the red-eyed tree frog.
It was unclear whether Kyron was in class Friday or when anyone noticed he was
missing because police have been reticent to disclose public details of
the search. Shelby said authorities don't want to give out information
that could contradict a potential witness's recollection, but the school
has a good idea of when Kyron was reported absent.
Kyron's parents didn't attend the news conference Monday. Gates said they didn't
want to comment to avoid interfering with the investigation.
"Kyron, we're going to bring you home, buddy," Gates said as he struggled to
control his emotions at the news conference. "Nothing is more important
to your family, your friends or to us."
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(ALSO PLEASE MEDITATE AND INTED THAT HE BE FOUND AND SO IT IS..MANY BLESSINGS
TO YOU KYRON..MAY ARCH ANGEL MICHAEL PROTECT YOU AND BRING YOU HOME
SAFELY AND SO IT IS)