Bradley Academy in Goodyear opened its doors Monday to welcome students on their first day of school.
Unfortunately, one student would not be joining them,10-year-old Jesse Wilson.
Wilson was reported missing by his mother three weeks ago.
School administrators chose not to comment but said they tried to make the day as normal as possible for other students.
"There was a lot of kids, it was fun a lot of fun, seeing new people. I hoped he was here," said Christopher Alvarez, a student at Bradley Academy.
"You still have the kids wearing the bows to represent. There's a lot of talk still a lot of kids are missing him,” said Shea Sanchez, Christopher's mother.
Both Alvarez and his mother couldn't help but notice the yellow desk sitting at the school's entrance. A reminder from school officials that there is still hope for Jesse's return.
Buckeye police say they are still actively searching for the 10-year-old. In the two weeks since setting up a tip line, detectives have received 51 leads and are working to follow up on all of them.
The FBI is also aiding detectives on the case and tell ABC15 they've been sharing their resources and consider cases like these "high priority."
The Border Patrol aided in searching the desert the first week Wilson went missing but said they are not actively working the case.
Police are asking anyone with information to please call them on the tip line at 623-349-6411 Or you can email them.