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Sunday April 22nd, 2018 4:22AM

Missing Hall County 7 year old with autism located

By Alyson Shields Reporter

A 7-year-old boy with autism who was the subject of a search early Tuesday morning has been located.

According to an alert from the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Aiden Johnson went missing from a home on Riviere Point. Officials sent out the initial alert around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday and another alert saying he was found around 7 a.m.

Hall County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Ware said the boy was found in the neighborhood where he lived. Ware said he did not believe there was anything suspicious about the boy's disappearance, but he said investigators are still looking into the case.

Also, Hall County EMA Director David Kimbrell acknowledged there was an error with a third alert that was sent after the child was found Tuesday morning.

"The dispatcher was attempting to do a follow up to tell everyone that the boy had been found, and clicked the wrong button and the missing message went out again," Kimbrell said in an email statement.

He said his office also received a number of phone calls from people upset with initial calls from the Citizens Alert System that went out overnight.

"We are working on a solution to prevent being disrupted during the night when you didn’t opt in for law enforcement alerts," Kimbrell said.  "We hope to prevent this from happening again."

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