The Elk Grove Police Department says 8-year-old Torin Weaver has been found safe.
Police tweeted the boy had boarded a Kinder Care bus.
Torin ended up at a Kinder Care facility on Peets Street in Elk Grove, according to the day care operator.
Spokesperson Torreyana Johnson with the Elk Grove Unified School District said third-grader Torin, who goes to Arlene Hein Elementary School, did not meet his mom at their usual pickup place after school. He was last seen at school about 2:30 p.m.
A search was launched for Torin with Elk Grove police, the Sacramento County Sheriff Department and school district personnel.
Johnson said a reverse phone call message about Torin was sent to all numbers within a two-mile radius of the school.
Torin was located a little after 5 p.m.