Teen missing from Indiana School for the Blind found safe

Kaylia Ferguson

State police have located a teenager who walked away from the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Kaylia Ferguson, 17, was reported missing by school officials around 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour after they realized she was unaccounted for. Police found her safe shortly after 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"The health, safety and well being of our students is paramount. We care about each and every one of our students, and we are concerned for Kaylia this evening. We realized within 30 minutes that Kaylia was unaccounted for and immediately initiated internal search protocol. We then notified the Indiana State Police. We believe Kaylia walked off school property, and we appreciate the public's help in finding her so we know she is safe," stated Jim Durst, Superintendent, Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

State police were joined by IMPD, IFD and Pike Township firefighters in their search of the school's campus.