UPDATE: Police locate missing autistic teen nearly 15 miles from high school

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UPDATE OCT. 5: North Las Vegas Police located 16-year-old Vincenzo Paradiso safely and in good health Friday morning.

Vincenzo Paradiso was found south of McCarran Airport, nearly 15 miles away from his high school. A family friend says he knew he was lost but was too afraid to ask someone for help. 

We were able to capture an emotional reunion between Vincenzo and his mother at 1 a.m. Friday morning. That was 12 hours after he walked away from Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas. 

ORIGINAL STORY: North Las Vegas Police are searching for a teen that has been reported as missing. They say Paradiso is autistic, needs medication regularly, and suffers from severe peanut allergy.

He was last seen at Cheyenne High School by staff Thursday at noon.

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