An 11-year-old boy ran away from home because he was upset he may have disappointed his parents.
Andrew Ong, 11, left a note at his parents’ home in Camberwell in the city’s east before fleeing at about 8.30am on Monday, according to The Age.
The boy left a five-page note on the kitchen table before taking his myki and a backpack, reports The Age.
Nearly 12 hours after he ran away Police shared, ‘Great news! Missing 11-year-old boy Andrew Ong has been located safe and well!’ the Victoria Police wrote on Twitter.
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Earlier, Cindy and David Ong made a desperate plea their son to come home, saying he was upset about a minor incident which happened at school.
“He left a note lying on the table about why he’s doing it, about how he feels sad about what has happened at school. He just wanted to have some time to think. And he’ll come back Friday. I think he was just feeling a bit daunted about coming back to school, and that’s why he’s taken off.”
‘He’s a very sweet boy, but very sensitive,’ Mrs Ong said, according to the Herald Sun.
‘He wouldn’t hurt a fly. Something happened at school that he’s very upset with himself about, but we want him to know he’s not in any trouble.’
Mrs Ong said the school dispute was over canteen duty.
“Kids were being silly. They were giving treats to their friends. And the principal made them write a letter. So I think he feels really bad about what he’s done. He probably feels that we’re disappointed in him.”
The family and Police thanked the public for their assistance.
We recently shared a post encouraging parents to teach their children it is OK to make mistakes and be an a#se at times. “YES please teach your kids about kindness, compassion and being inclusive of all, but please also teach them it is OK to be an arsehole sometimes.” Read the full story here.
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