Anthony was found this afternoon at a computer safely inside the Newport Library.
An 11 year old Newport Intermediate School student is missing. Reports say Anthony McCorkle, was last seen riding the bus to school. He was last seen at 8am wearing a purple T-shirt and glasses, along with a Camo jacket with an orange liner. He’s a white male, 4’8″ and was wearing a backpack.
Newport Intermediate was put on lock-down while authorities searched the school. Latest reports say they haven’t found him.
Law enforcement communications indicates this is not the first time Anthony has turned up missing. But details of the other incident(s) have not been available.
Possibly spotted near Fred Meyer. Law Enforcement checked. No sign of him. Also checked Walmart. Nothing. One police communication used the term “runaway” in referring to the boy.
Anthony has been found safe, in the computer section of the Newport Library. Library staff said they got a phone call from a library patron who said she saw Anthony sitting by a computer but didn’t think anything of it. She went home and saw his picture on NewsLincolnCounty.com and recognized him as being missing since the beginning of the school day.
Library staff said they have a lot of families in the library all day long with their home schooled children so it isn’t unusual to have a youngsters in the library all milling around. But once tipped off by the caller, they went right to him and confirmed it was Anthony and they called police.