Missing SCCPSS student found safe

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A 16-year-old reported missing after he didn’t return home from school Tuesday afternoon has been found.

According to the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS), Woodville-Tompkins High School sophomore Xander Perez left campus around 1 p.m. and had not been seen since.

But school officials say he made contact with his parents Tuesday evening and was located.

He was reunited with his parents around 8:45 p.m.


Original story posted 5:55 p.m.:

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) and multiple law enforcement agencies are asking the public for help locating a student who did not return home from school Tuesday.

Xander Perez is a sophomore at Woodville-Tompkins High School. He was last seen leaving the school’s campus just before 1 p.m. Tuesday and has not been seen since.

School district police are working with the Savannah Police Department, Garden City Police Department and Pooler Police Department to find Perez.

Perez is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing black pants and a royal blue collared shirt with a camouflage jacket.

Anyone with information about Perez’s whereabouts is asked to call local law enforcement or school district police at 912-395-5536.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated the missing student was last seen wearing a white polo style shirt and khaki bottoms. Authorities have since released updated information.

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