Ten days after she reportedly ran away, the Waxahachie Police Department located Angelina Church, 14, on Feb. 7.
News of the Waxahachie High School student’s disappearance was widely shared on social media and covered by numerous news outlets.
“She is safe and with law enforcement,” the police department posted on Facebook, Friday. “Our detectives had been working countless hours, day and night, to locate the teen and ensure her safe return.”
Angelina was quickly reunited with her family who now asks for privacy, according to a family friend.
“Her family is so grateful & overwhelmed by all of your prayers, love & thoughtfulness!...,” Kristi Williams Fuller posted on Facebook. “The family needs some privacy for a few days to get through this process but will post more details & pics in a few days!!!”