MADISON COUNTY, Ala. -- Law enforcement officials confirmed Paxton Glenn has been located and is currently with Madison County Sheriff's Office Investigators.
State officials have issued an Emergency Missing Child Alert for a 14-year-old Harvest girl.
Paxton Marie Glenn was last seen Tuesday afternoon at Sparkman Ninth Grade School. Cameras at the school caught video of Paxton getting in a van with an unknown driver and being driven away. She hasn't been seen or heard from since.
Paxton doesn’t have a phone, but her parents say she’d been using other people’s phones to talk to people on the Snapchat app without her parents' permission. They think it was someone she met on the app that picked her up at school on Tuesday.
“This is someone she actually met on that app," her parents told WHNT News 19. "Doesn’t go to her school, isn’t in high school. It’s someone that she only knows through social media, that told her with all the issues she thinks she’s having here, that they can make it better.”
Her family says Paxton has been troubled recently, and their worst fear is that someone is preying on her vulnerability.
And unfortunately, they think if someone had said something about the signs they'd noticed, this could have been avoided. They want parents and their kids to have a conversation about saying something.
“There are so many people that have reached out that said they saw this coming, that she said she may run away, that she said she wasn’t happy at home, but no one reached out to an administrator, no one reached out to a parent, no one called us, no one called the police," said her father, William Glenn.
Paxton's family wants her to know that she is loved and needed at home.
Glenn is 5 feet 7 inches tall and 90 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing gray or black sweat pants and carrying a light blue backpack.
Anyone with information about her location is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 256-533-8820 or call 911.