Malek Nelthrope (Photo courtesy: Detroit police)

Malek Nelthrope (Photo courtesy: Detroit police)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say a 6-year-old Detroit boy who went missing Friday afternoon was apparently locked inside his west side elementary school.

Malek Nelthrope was found safe and sound Saturday morning inside Bagley Elementary School on Curtis Street, in a neighborhood near 7 Mile Road and Livernois Avenue.

Malek was reported missing Friday when a relative arrived to pick him up from school around 3:40 p.m., but he never showed.

Authorities spent all night searching for the boy and Detroit police even conducted a sweep of the school, but found no signs of Malek. It wasn’t clear how he was finally discovered.

“We are grateful that the student has been safely located after apparently spending the night in the school,” Steven Wasko, Detroit Public Schools spokesperson, said in a statement. “We will investigate the circumstances upon which this happened.”

When contacted for comment, a police spokesperson said he could only confirm that Malek was found safe.

An investigation is ongoing.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places To See Indie Rock In DetroitIt's called Detroit Rock City for a reason.
Guide: Best Barbecue In Metro DetroitSometimes, nothing hits the spot like good barbecue.

Watch & Listen LIVE