Missing 14-year-old found by Montgomery County bus driver

A Clarksburg teenager was found this week, thanks to a Montgomery County Ride On bus coordinator.

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The 14-year-old was found on Monday after going missing for several days and being reported as a runaway.

Montgomery County Ride On Bus Coordinator Timothy Cooper found the teen after their aunt, a transit operations supervisor, sent out pictures of the child to the Ride On Bus Depot, asking drivers to be on the lookout.

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The teen was spotted in the Germantown area by on of the Ride On bus drivers who took a snapshot of the teen and shared it with the child's aunt.

The bus coordinator stayed on site until the police and teen's parents arrived and were reunited.


A spokesperson for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation says the incident is an example of the "sense of family the department shares."