'They found us': Reporter finds 'missing' kids who just skipped school

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When a young girl noticed her two brothers weren't on the bus on their way to school in Boalsburg, Penn., around 7:30 a.m. local time this morning, she told her parents, who called the police. Centre Daily Times reporter Shawn Annarelli was assigned to cover the story of the two missing kids.


Annarelli, the Centre Daily Times reports, was wandering around near the kids' house around 10:20 a.m. when he noticed a presumably suspicious-looking bush. Upon examining the bush, the reporter became the source: he found the two brothers, ages 7 and 9, hiding underneath the bush.

"They found us," the Centre-Daily Times reports the boys saying as the reporter approached.

Police Lt. Keith Robb told The Associated Press that "the boys didn't want to go to school today."

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Michael Rosen is a reporter for Fusion based out of Oakland.