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2 Clayton elementary students found after vanishing from school

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) - Two elementary school students were found nearly three hours after wandering off during recess Friday afternoon, according to Clayton Police.

Police said an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old did not return after recess at Powhatan Elementary.

The boys went missing from the school around 1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., but police were not notified until 3 p.m., according to Clayton Police Chief Blair Myhand.

Police went to the scene and were searching the back of the school and woods behind the school. The boys were found by a child around 4:40 p.m. in a nearby subdivision, Clayton officials said. The child who found the boys then notified his parents who called police.

Parents of the children were notified.

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