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Shawnee police: Missing boy, 11, found safe

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Ben Hopkins was reported as being 5' tall, weighing 100 pounds, with blond hair, brown eyes and wearing a black North Face jacket. He was carrying an orange and gray backpack with matching orange and gray Nike tennis shoes. Ben Hopkins was reported as being 5' tall, weighing 100 pounds, with blond hair, brown eyes and wearing a black North Face jacket. He was carrying an orange and gray backpack with matching orange and gray Nike tennis shoes.
SHAWNEE, KS (KCTV) -

Police said they have found a missing 11-year-old boy who walked away from his elementary school Thursday.

Shawnee police were called about 9 a.m. to Bluejacket Flint Elementary School, located in the 11600 block of West 49th Terrace, in reference to the missing child.

Ben Hopkins was reported as being 5' tall, weighing 100 pounds, with blond hair, brown eyes and wearing a black North Face jacket. He was carrying an orange and gray backpack with matching orange and gray Nike tennis shoes.

The child was reported to live in south Kansas City, KS. The elementary school is in the Shawnee Mission School District.

The boy's parents are concerned for him, but police did not believe he was in any immediate danger. Police said the child was found safe.

Ben suffers from anxiety issues and did not return home after leaving school, police say.

Anyone who sees the child is encouraged to call the Shawnee Police Department at 913-631-2155 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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