Missing Northview Heights girl found safe in school
A frantic search for a missing 4-year-old girl from Northview Heights ended Friday afternoon when she was found safe at Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5, where she had been throughout the day, school officials said.
The kindergarten student, who has a name similar to another kindergarten student, was put on the wrong bus Friday morning, Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh said. When the girl arrived at the North Side school, the staff talked to her and thought she was the other student, Pugh said. Both youngsters missed the first day of class on Thursday.
A search of the school began after staff called the girl's mother at 10:30 a.m. to find out where she was, Pugh said.
Because the girl with a similar name missed school again, confusion continued throughout the day with Pittsburgh police eventually becoming involved in the search. The mistake was discovered when classes were dismissed at 3:50 p.m. and no one arrived to pick up the girl at school, Pugh said.
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