Va. Beach police: Missing 11-year-old student found safe

Liz Kilmer/WAVY Photo
Liz Kilmer/WAVY Photo

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Police say a missing Virginia Beach student was found safe Wednesday afternoon.

11-year-old Eric Fletcher was last seen around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday running out of Lynnhaven Elementary School, located at 210 Dillon Drive. Police say he ran into the woods behind the school.

School officials say Eric was angry and ran out of school just before dismissal. Police and family were immediately called.

Virginia Beach police launched a helicopter to search for Eric, dispatchers tell

Police tweeted at 5:17 p.m. that Eric had been found safe.