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Arrest made in connection to missing North Atlanta High School teen, police say

The 14-year-old was found safe in Arlington, Texas.

ATLANTA — A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the case of a missing 14-year-old high school student. 

A North Atlanta High School student did not return home after the first day of school on Aug. 5.

Police confirmed early Wednesday that she was found safe in Arlington, Texas.

An Arlington Police Department spokesperson confirmed the person was arrested and charged with harboring a runaway, a class A misdemeanor in Texas.

The FBI and Atlanta Police Department were assisting Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) in the search for the teen. 

The 23-year-old man is being held at the Arlington City Jail on a $5,000 bond. Police say he'll likely be transferred to a county jail later unless he bonds out.

Return to 11alive.com for updates. 

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