Brentwood student found safe after going missing

By By Nichole Osinski / American Press

A Brentwood Elementary kindergartner is safe after a four-hour ordeal on Monday.

Jadaelyn Jackson, 6, was reported missing around 3:45 p.m. when he failed to return home.

He was found about four hours later at a local day care after boarding the wrong bus.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said Jackson was never in danger and was at the day care the whole time.

“We are just really excited; the

biggest thing is that he’s safe,” said Brentwood Principal Brent

Washington. “We have to

do our investigation to see what happened and from there we’ll

make whatever necessary changes to make sure this doesn’t happen


The search began when Jackson’s older sister reported that he did not get on the bus with her. Authorities said Jackson was

not seen on video boarding either of the two buses he would have normally taken.

“We got a call from a day care center

that comes to pick up the children that go there and he got on (that)

bus,” said assistant

superintendent Gary Anderson. “They were supposed to have a new

student and thought that the little boy was the student. All

we’re worried about is getting him safe and we’ll work out all the


Mancuso said an Amber Alert was issued and bus drivers were asked to retrace their routes. Authorities also did a check of

sex offenders within a two-mile radius of the school.

“I’m excited because he’s safe,” said

Brentwood secretary and bookkeeper Courtney Edwards. “We’ve been out

there door-to-door

in the rain and it just hurt us when we came back and didn’t have

anything. We are just blessed he’s back and that he’s safe

with his parents.”