Boy found Thursday missed bus, became disoriented

Galesburg police were on the lookout for a Lombard Middle School student last night after the 12-year-old boy went missing when school let out in the afternoon.

Caleb Gebert was found around 6:40 p.m. in the 800 block of Pine St. after being reported missing around 3:45 p.m. 

According to police, Gebert was supposed to take a bus home, but did not and missed his ride. They say he likely became disoriented. 

A police report says video footage shows Gebert walked to the bus area pick up area, but then turned around and walked out the front school doors. 

After walking east on Knox St. he walked back to school. The boy then walked west on Knox St. out of the view of cameras. 

Principal Nick Sutton told police he intended to activate District 205’s skyward program and have every staff member search for Gebert. 

However, a subject found Gebert. Authorities say he was found safe.