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Child Found Safe, New Alert System Being Used by Highway Patrol

CARTHAGE, Miss.–Found safe and sound Monday, five-year-old Brayden Cash Wooten had been missing from Carthage since Saturday. The Mississippi Highway Patrol used a new tool in their search that could help your kids if they go missing.

It’s not an Amber Alert. In fact, it was referred to in the Highway Patrol news release about Brayden Wooten as an Endangered/Missing Child Alert.

The Endangered/Missing Child Alert is a new tool the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation will use in cases when Amber Alert criteria is not met. This less-than-Amber Alert is like a Silver Alert and, if warranted, may be upgraded to an Amber Alert,” read the alert.

You may have noticed that the alert did not go off on your phone like it did last weekend with the state-wide Amber Alert. It was unclear if the Highway Patrol has developed a way to get the Endangered/Missing Child Alert out through the same channels as an Amber Alert.

You can depend on News Mississippi to get any missing child alerts out to you when they are issued.

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