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Missing students last seen leaving Lakeland Academy Prep Tuesday afternoon found safe, police say

Posted at 5:39 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 20:56:50-05

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Lakeland Police Department said the two students from Lakeland Academy Prep who went missing Tuesday afternoon have been found safe.

According to Lakeland Police, Khloe Walrath-Syhaphome, 12, and Gia Slaton, 11, left the school ground around 1 p.m. Tuesday without the knowledge of school faculty. The girls were last seen wearing their school polo shirts and navy shorts/shirts, police said.

Shortly after 8 p.m., in a press release, Lakeland Police said "the missing girls we posted about on our social media platforms; they have been located safe and are in the process of being reunited with their parents."