UPDATED: Missing Student Found Safe in Whitefish Bay

The Shorewood eighth grade student was found safe walking with friends.

Updated Tuesday 5:20 p.m.: Cameron has been found safe in Whitefish Bay.

Original story:

School officials are asking for residents' help in locating a Shorewood student who went missing Tuesday afternoon.

According to a recorded telephone message from Atwater Principal Tim Kenney, the student's name is Cameron Keith. He is wearing a red and black soccer shirt, dark blue shorts and carrying a red and black backpack. He is roughly 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds.

If you locate Cameron, you are asked to call North Shore Dispatch at 414-351-9900.

Shorewood police say they are in the early stages of gathering information on the missing student.

David Tatarowicz September 04, 2012 at 10:31 PM
This is a nice feature of Patch, that something as important as an Amber Alert can be forwarded to those of us who may not otherwise be aware of it.
N. Peske September 05, 2012 at 02:09 PM
I agree, David. By using social media, we can get word around quickly. That, combined with the alerts we get from the school district by phone, are very helpful for us parents trying to keep our kids safe. I didn't pick up the two calls (home and cell) because I didn't recognize the numbers, and I'm tired of political calls, so it's best to get word out every way we can. Also, I'd love to see the district Facebook page have more followers to facilitate communication. Maybe it could be announced in the weekly missives that go home from the 4 schools?
Kathleen Mason September 06, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Thanks for reporting this story. It just proves that it takes a village to raise a child. As the parents of the missing boy a heartfelt thanks to all the concerned citizens in this community. Thanks to the parent who spotted him and made the call. We just moved here from NC and it was terrifying to discover that our son was missing on the first day of school. As a parent you always hope that your child can find his way home. We are just thankful that this story had a happy ending. Also thanks to the Shorewood police and the school staff who showed such care and concern. The effort they made to find him will not be forgotten. We are fortunate to live in such a place.
Jenny Heyden September 06, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Nancy - I think you're on to something. Most parents don't know about Patch, but they also don't know about the District Website, either. And I didn't pick up the calls (411-000-000) either. Patch bridges the gap between the school and the police department so when cases like this arise - we can shoot the word out immediately.
CowDung September 06, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I got the call around 4:30, but didn't see the story on Patch until this morning (even though I went to Patch soon after I received the call). I think that the Robo-Kenney calls and e-mails are the most effective means of notifying parents of such things. I would expect that the general population of Shorewood would be more likely to be reading Patch than to be monitoring tweets from the school district or hanging out on the district's Facebook page...


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