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Police: Pembroke Pines teen found safe after disappearing following argument with teacher

Grace Fernandez, 14, was reported missing on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. (Pembroke Pines Police Department)

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A 14-year-old girl has been found safe Friday morning after she was reported missing Thursday afternoon when she failed to get on her school bus at Charles W. Flanagan High School and return home, authorities said.

According to Pembroke Pines police, Grace Fernandez, who is also known as Ansel Fernandez, got into an argument with a teacher before walking away from the school in an unknown direction.

Police said a note was later found in Grace’s bedroom that included vague comments about her possibly harming herself.

Grace has not been diagnosed with any medical illnesses or conditions, authorities said.

Police did not confirm where she was found or whether she was alone during this time, but said that she was in “good health.”


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