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Missing Adams City High School student found safe

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Posted at 7:16 AM, Sep 21, 2022

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A 14-year-old who was last seen at Adams City High School on Monday was found safe on Wednesday morning, a Commerce City official said.

The boy was last seen at the school in Commerce City around 3:30 p.m., according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He may have been scared away by an incident that happened at the school on Monday, CBI said.

"He has walked away before but came back shortly after," CBI added.

The city of Commerce City tweeted just before 11:30 a.m. that he had been found safe.

"Thank you to everyone involved in finding him," the city tweeted.

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While it's not clear what scared Melgar at school, a student was detained by police after a gun was found at the school on Monday. All classes are canceled at Adams City High School Wednesday as authorities investigate a threat spotted on social media on Tuesday.