MCSO says missing 12-year-old Kyrene middle schooler has been found safe

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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 12-year-old Kyrene middle schooler who never made it home Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing 12-year-old Kyrene middle schooler who never made it home Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Anthony Cruze, 12. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Anthony Cruze, 12. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 12-year-old Kyrene middle schooler who never made it home Wednesday afternoon has been found safe by Mesa police early Thursday morning. 

Anthony Cruze, 12, left for school on Wednesday morning and was seen getting on the school bus at 7:50 a.m. heading for Kyrene Middle School at 1050 E. Carver Road in Tempe.

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Anthony was also seen at school but never made it home. School ended at 2 p.m.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a girl and pitbull on the front, blue jeans, black shoes with white soles and a black backpack with blue trim.

Anthony is 5 foot 6 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have seen Cruz, please call MCSO at 602-876-8477 and reference report no. IR18-001733.

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