He told his family he was going to school, however he went to the local train station on his scooter, from where he travelled to the airport.
You see, 12-year-old Drew (not his real name) doesn't like the word "no" and after a heated argument with mum, Drew made a decision to do something drastic.
Emma got herself over to Denpasar quickly after that, reuniting with her jet-setting son, and thankfully, ACA was there to capture it all.
Given the pseudonym Drew by A Current Affair, the boy also managed to fool his grandmother into giving him his passport.
Mum of two Emma couldn't believe it when her son "Drew" took off to Bali. He figured out he could fly on certain Australian airlines without parental permission, only needing a school ID and a valid passport to fly.
The 12-year-old then spent 4 days dwelling it up in a luxurious resort after tricking his gran into handing over his passport.
He checked in through the self-serve checkouts and made his way through the security gates and waited to board his flight to Perth, which would then connect to Denpasar.
He was reportedly only questioned once at Perth airport, before boarding a flight for Indonesia.
The boy said he was shocked no one at Perth International Airport asked him why he was alone.
By the time his parents had reported him missing when he didn't show up for school, he was already living the luxury life.at the four-star All Seasons Hotel. "It was great because I wanted to go on an adventure". He told staff at the hotel that he was checking in early before his sister arrived.
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