Lewis Smith 9 of Mansfield, was able to escape from Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy, he then crossed three roads back home. See rossparry story RPYSON: A mum has hit out after her nine-year-old autistic son managed to escaped from school at lunchtime - and walked the 10-minute journey home across three roads all on his own. Lewis Smith has such a fascination with cars due to his severe autism that his mum, Lisa, always fears for his safety near roads. He has the mind of a three-year-old and is unaware of his surroundings. Yet the youngster, who attends a mainstream school, was able to crawl under a locked gate while the kids were playing outside after lunch.