Officials say the public shouldn't have been alarmed when an Amber alert wasn't released after an Erie boy was reported missing.
Eight-year-old Lamont Salvi was reported missing Monday evening after not returning home.
It was later discovered that he was sleeping over at a friends house and forgot to tell his family.
Erie Police Chief Steve Franklin says there is a certain protocol to sending an Amber alert.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more than 650 kids have been rescued due to Amber alerts.
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