UPDATE (2:18 p.m.)—Police were called to Bel Air High School Wednesday morning after a student who rode the bus that morning did not arrive in class.
The school system immediately notified the parents and called Bel Air Police to aid in a search, according to Teri Kranefeld, manager of communication with the school system.
The student was ultimately found at a nearby Bel Air business, Kranefeld said.
She explained the situation was isolated and "not a danger to anyone else."
"It was a special needs student and when he left the bus he went to the doctor’s office instead of to school," Bel Air Police Chief Leo Matrangola told Patch on Wednesday. "It was more a lack of communication than really a danger or urge to run away."
Matrangola said as police started a full-scale search, the student was found.