SAT-wary teen returns home
Mira Hu, 16, of San Marino had run away before her SAT test, citing academic stress.
Mira Hu, the San Marino girl who f led an exam site citing academic stress, is safe, police say.
A San Marino teenager who ran away after feeling overwhelmed by school and SAT tests returned home Monday night, police said.
Mira Hu, 16, reached out to her family about 8:15 p.m. She said she was at a Los Angeles Public Library and asked to be picked up, according to the San Marino Police Department.
“It is believed Mira acted on her own free will, and no other persons were involved,” police said in a statement.
San Marino police detectives planned to interview Mira about the “circumstances surrounding her absence,” they said.
Mira disappeared Saturday after she was dropped off to take the SAT at Arcadia High School. Hours later, she texted her brother saying she ran away because of the academic pressure.
Surveillance video showed Mira later boarding a Greyhound bus for San Francisco, police said.
Sgt. Tim Tebbetts said Mira left L.A. on a Greyhound bus and returned to the city on another bus.
“Where she departed the bus and her intended destination is still being investigated,” he said.
Mira appeared to be unhappy about leaving school in China to enroll in San Marino High. She wrote on Facebook: “Life is not filled with ups and downs. There are only downs.”
The family created a website, helpfindmira.com, after she disappeared. On Tuesday, the website announced that Mira had been found.
MIRA HU left L.A. on a Greyhound bus and later returned to the city on another bus, police say.