Missing 11-Year-Old Spends Night Hiding in School

A Westminster girl who didn't return home from school Monday was found unharmed on Tuesday morning, police said.

Credit: Diana Soliwon
Credit: Diana Soliwon
An 11-year-old Westminster girl who was reported missing Monday evening was found unharmed after hiding overnight in her West Middle classroom Tuesday morning, according to police.

Police Chief Jeffrey Spaulding said the 11-year-old was reported missing after she did not return home from school Monday afternoon. He said there was no evidence of foul play. 

A reverse-911 call was made to the community in an effort to locate the girl, Spaulding said. 

"We determined this morning that the child had in essence 'run away from home' by hiding in her school building overnight," Spaulding said. 

The girl was located unharmed inside her classroom at West Middle School Tuesday morning, Spaulding said. 

The girl did not go home because of an argument that she had with her mother before leaving for school Monday morning, according to police reports.

The girl's name is not being released because she is a juvenile. 
Doggay231 January 08, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Spoiled brat! She had 1 argument and left home? Wow
ruth January 10, 2014 at 06:30 AM
Too many children today show very little if any respect for parents. Today some parents allow kids to talk back and do as they please.
Nanny January 12, 2014 at 06:28 AM
Wait till she is older... it is only going to get worse... Two things in the kid's bedroom would be a bed and dresser... everything else out. Today, kids have too many things in their bedrooms. Different era and kids are talking back to adults with no respect. If you do anything, the parent is wrong. A lot of parents are scared to smack their child...that they would be charge with child abuse...a good crack on the behind when little to learn a lesson will never heard but their pride.
I. DeFeo January 12, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Shouldn't make assumptions unless you know the whole story. It could be that the child is spoiled, or it could be that there are real issues in the home life. I have no idea what the real story is, so I'm not going to pass judgement.


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