Ponca City 8th grader missing after game

Ponca City Now - December 10, 2014 10:54 am

An 8th grade girl from Ponca City has been reported missing by the Ponca City Public Schools.

Kylie Jones was reported missing during the third head count of students at the game, according to school spokeswoman Mary Ladd.

The 8th grade Ladycat basketball team had a game at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clyde Boyd Junior High School in Sand Springs.

After the conclusion of this game, the team met in the locker room for a brief discussion. At this time all members of the team were present. Once the team discussion was over, the girls were instructed to sit in the stands and watch the boy’s game, which started at 7:45 p.m.

The coaches took a head count of the girls two times and everyone was present.

At approximately 8:10 p.m., the coaches took their third head count, Ladd said, and determined Kylie Jones was missing. They immediately started searching the area and called 911 to report her missing. The Sand Springs Police Department started their investigation.

The missing girl is still outstanding and a missing person report has been issued. A report has also been entered into the National Crime Information Center. The Ponca City Public School district is continuing to work with the Sand Springs police and have notified the local police department in an attempt to find the girl.

"We will give an update as soon as we have new information," Ladd said.

“The first concern of the school district is Kylie’s safe return, and we join with her family in praying for her safe return," Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Pennington said. "It is our hope that Kylie will contact her family and let them know she is safe and will return home soon.”

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Kylie Jones is asked to contact the Sand Springs Police Department at 918-245-8777 or the Ponca City Police Department at 580-767-0370.


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