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Charlotte family says 11-year-old daughter unreachable after not returning home from school

Her parents told WCNC Charlotte she was dropped off at school and was in attendance on Tuesday, and eventually was home safe Thursday.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The parents of a Charlotte girl say that after she didn't make it home Tuesday from school, she is now home safe on Thanksgiving Day.

The parents of the 11-year-old told WCNC Charlotte on Wednesday she was dropped off for classes at her middle schools. While her parents said the school said she attended that day, she did not come home Tuesday night.

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Her parents also said her phone was turned off, so they could not make contact with her. They did provide two photos to help visually identify her.

WCNC Charlotte reached out to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for confirmation that a case was active, and a report provided confirmed details.

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On Thursday, the girl's parents confirmed with WCNC Charlotte she had been spotted in the Rivergate area and was brought home safe. She is being checked out at home but is otherwise okay.

Her parents thanked people who took fliers and kept an eye out for the girl.

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