UPDATE: The teenager has been located and is home safe with his family now, according to the Leesburg Police Department.
Authorities seek help locating a Leesburg
teenager who was last seen near Harper Park Middle School, on Potomac Station
Drive NE, around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Elijah Jackson, 16, did not get on his school bus and may have attempted to walk to his school, Heritage High School, along Evergreen Mills Road SE, according to the Leesburg Police Department.
Elijah is a 5-foot-10, 170-pound black male who was wearing black sweat pants and a gray hooded sweatshirt, and carrying a red- and yellow-striped backpack. He might have been wearing glasses.
Anyone with information about Elijah’s location is asked to call the Leesburg Police at (703) 771-4500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the Leesburg Crime Line at (703) 443-TIPS or use TIPSUBMIT from a smart phone or a computer. Links to TIPSUBMIT can be found on the police department’s website at www.leesburgva.gov/police.