UPDATE: He has been found safe.
RICHMOND (KRON) — Richmond police are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy who never showed up to school, police said.
Diego Maldonado was last seen Monday at around 6 a.m. at his home in the 100 block of 16th Street.
Maldonado never showed up at school, police said.
Police say Diego left his cellphone at home and left a message apologizing for being a burden to his family due to low grades.
Diego is described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 76 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
He was last seen wearing a black jacket, red polo shirt, and khakis.
If you see him, you are asked to call police at (510) 233-1214.
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