Search underway in Halifax for missing autistic teen
HALIFAX (CP) — A search is underway in Halifax for a missing autistic teenager.
Jennifer Graves-Smith, 18, was last seen leaving Halifax West High School on Tuesday afternoon.
She is a special-needs student and did not take her assigned school bus home.
Graves-Smith was observed tak- ing a wooded pathway near the school and has not been seen since.
Temperatures were well below freezing all day.
Police searched the area and surrounding businesses but failed to find her by nightfall.
A ground search-and-rescue team was called in to assist.
Police said Graves-Smith is known to turn away if approached by strangers. They said foul play wasn’t suspected.