I don't think the man knew the child at all. He casually knew the bus driver I believe, I think I heard that the man had done some work for the bus driver in the past. The boy is doing fine, the community has helped out in any way they could. The man with the bunker was known to be somewhat of a recluse, with strong anti-government ideas. He was a Vietnam veteran, and might have had PTSD. The neighbors were kind of scared of him, I guess he had threatened them with guns in the past. This is all just stuff that I've read in the past, I hope I remembered it all correctly!