New York City police have been on the lookout for a teenager with Autism for the past couple of weeks. The boy’s mother has reported that he was being bullied by his peers for still taking the bus to school.
On the 4th of October, Jason Ramirez, a teenager from the Bronx, went missing after school.
In an interview with PIX 11, Zoraida Ramirez, the mother of the missing Bronx boy, shared that her son, Jason, had been teased by other children for taking the yellow school bus. She mentioned how Jason came home a few times and shared that the kids would call him “SPED,” which stood for special education. It is heartbreaking to see how bullying can affect young children and their families.
During his time at Gotham Collaborative High School in the West Farms section of the Bronx, Ramirez was placed in inclusive classes and was considered to be both verbal and high functioning.
Ramirez received a call from the matron on the bus who informed him that Jason was not present on the bus.
After finishing his classes on October 4th, 15-year-old Jason was captured on surveillance video boarding the BX 5 city bus. The footage reveals that he disembarked in the Soundview area after just five stops.
Jason has an athletic build and stands at 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing around 110 pounds. His light brown eyes complement his dark brown hair perfectly.
According to reports, his attire consisted of a dark grey hooded sweatshirt, paired with dark blue jeans. Additionally, he was carrying a black coat and a black Nike book bag. These were the last known items he was seen wearing.
Authorities are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jason. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please get in touch with the Missing Persons Squad at (212) 694-7781. Your help could greatly aid in finding him.