Missing Fort Mill teen with autism found safe, police say

The Fort Mill Police Department 

A missing 16-year-old with autism was found Monday night, Fort Mill police have confirmed. 

David Morrison's mom, Angela, posted a video to Facebook around 8:00 p.m. on Monday saying that the 16-year-old is back at home. 

"He is safe. He was scared, he didn't know what to do, he got a little confused, but he's good. He's here, he's home, we're excited, and just so grateful," Angela said in the video.  

The prinicpal of Nation Ford High School where David is a student also tweeted out the good news, saying "lots of prayers were answered."

David is described as high-functioning autistic. He left his home on Friday, Jan. 18 and had not been heard from since, police said. 

There were multiple reports of sightings, including one at a Waffle House on Regent Parkway and Carolina Place Mall, and he was also reportedly seen by a Nation Ford High School teacher around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 before the teacher knew he had been reported missing. 

Angela says David was found by some of her friends, a bit shaken, but otherwise unharmed. He returned to his home with them.

"Thank you, and praise God," she said.