Police: Missing 8-year-old found safe

Missing girl last seen leaving elementary school, officials say
Police: Missing 8-year-old found safe
Mackenzy Thomas

The Beloit Police Department said an 8-year-old girl who was reported missing Monday afternoon has been found safe.

Mackenzy Thomas was returned to her family Monday night after she was last seen leaving Gaston Elementary School around 3 p.m., officials said.

Beloit police said it is important for families to go over safety tips with their children and to remind children to tell their parents where they are going.