UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old girl found safe - WNEM TV 5

UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old girl found safe

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(Source: Holmes STEM Academy-Flint Community Schools) (Source: Holmes STEM Academy-Flint Community Schools)

A missing Mid-Michigan girl has been found safe. 

An endangered missing advisory was issued for 10-year-old Kayla Hollins late Monday night after she was last seen in the Brownell-Holmes neighborhood in north Flint. Police initially said the girl may have gotten into a grey Chevrolet Impala.

"She was reported by a parent as missing. And initially we discovered it was a runaway," Flint Police Det. Tyrone Booth said.

On Tuesday morning, Holmes STEM Academy-Flint Community Schools posted on Facebook Kayla had been found.

Kayla's mother told TV5 Kayla said she was hiding at a church on Clio Road because she was scared. She later found Kayla at 4 a.m. hiding under her bed.

She said Kayla was afraid of being punished over something her mom found on her phone.

Booth said there was no Amber Alert issued because Kayla was a runaway.

"It did not meet those particular criteria that are in place. She wasn't a person that we would put an Amber Alert on. Didn't authorize the issue for. So we listed her as an endangered missing person," Booth said.

Booth said the investigation will continue over what led to Kayla running away.

As for Kayla's mom, she said she appreciates the outpouring of help and support from the community.

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