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Boy runs away from home after not doing his homework

An 11-year-old Laguna Niguel boy prompted a seven-hour search with a helicopter and bloodhounds after he ran away from home out of fear he would be in trouble for not doing his homework.

The boy's parents called to report he had run away from the home on the 3000 block of Tessier Lane at about 5:20 p.m. Monday, said Lt. Roland Chacon with the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

After the boy left the house, his parents searched for him but were unable to find him.

After an extensive search of the area, sheriff's officials found the child shortly after midnight near Hidden Hills Elementary School. He told deputies he had fallen asleep under a bush, Chacon said.

Chacon said there was no indication the boy was being abused at home, and it appeared he was simply worried about getting in trouble over not doing his homework.

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