Milton police locate missing student near train tracks

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MILTON — Following a swift response from local law enforcement and school staff, a juvenile student from Milton Middle School was found Wednesday after leaving school grounds and walking onto nearby train tracks.

The incident began around 12:48 p.m. when Milton Police Department was alerted that the student had departed from the school located on Herrick Avenue.

The school personnel tracked the juvenile’s movements until they lost visibility, careful to respect private property boundaries.

In response to the situation, the authorities requested all train traffic to be halted to ensure the student’s safety.

The juvenile was believed to be traversing the tracks around the Kingsbury Crossing area.

Milton police officers, school staff, and the student’s concerned parent participated in the search effort.

Essex Police Department contributed to the effort by dispatching a K9 officer to assist in locating the juvenile.

The search led them through wooded terrain off Kingsbury Crossing, where the juvenile was eventually found.

Despite suffering minor injuries, the student remained in the woods until rescue teams arrived.

Teams from the Milton Fire Department and Colchester Rescue were called to the scene to safely escort the juvenile out of the woods and provide an initial medical assessment.

The student was then reunited with their parent and taken to the UVM medical center as a precautionary measure.

Authorities extend their gratitude to the cooperative efforts of the Milton Town School District, the Milton Fire Department, Colchester Rescue, and the Essex Police Department.

Their collaboration ensured the incident was resolved quickly and safely.

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