Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP. (Special to The News)

UPDATE: Ridge Meadows RCMP locates missing 12-year-old

Was last seen at 8 a.m. on Dec. 1 walking away from school

Ridge Meadows RCMP has located the missing 12-year-old.

The child was last seen at around 8 a.m. on Dec. 1, during school drop off.

Authorities reported that the child never entered the school and a staff member noticed the child, instead, walking away from the school.

The child’s family was concerned about safety as it was getting dark and cold. The child’s name and photo have been removed from the story.

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