At approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning, the two Marblehead High School students missing since early Wednesday were reunited with their parents, one of the mothers alerted the Marblehead Current. The Marblehead Police Department also posted the news on its Facebook page.
METCO students Janeiry Nicole Torres, 14, and Zaira Randall, 15, arrived at Marblehead High School Wednesday morning, but never entered the building. Instead, police say they boarded an MBTA bus back to Boston. Marblehead police worked closely with Boston police to search for the girls.
Details about where the girls were or how they were found are not known at this hour. But Nicole Mejia, Torres’ mother, tells the Current that the girls are “OK.”
“Our community once again demonstrated our ability to come together and support our students, staff and families in a time of need,” Schools Superintendent John Buckey wrote in an email to families Friday morning. “This is the outcome we all hoped for.”
Read more about the search HERE.
Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.