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Texas student on band trip found miles away

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INDIANAPOLIS -- A 15-year-old boy from Texas has been reunited with his mother after going missing for about 36 hours while on a band trip at Butler University.

Indianapolis Police Officer Kendale Adams said in a release Saturday that a passer-by saw Stephen Colbert of Wiley, Texas, at a Steak n' Shake in Mooresville and called police.

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Mooresville is about 20 miles from the university, where Colbert was attending the Music for All National Festival with other students from Wylie High School. Colbert had last been seen at a concert on campus at about 7 p.m. Thursday.

Adams told the Indianapolis Star that investigators had spoken with Colbert, who said he didn't know how he ended up in Mooresville.

Wylie district spokesperson Ian Halperin told WFAA-TV that several chaperones on the trip.

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