Missing teen found safe

Officials have found a 16-year-old boy who left Hancock High School on Wednesday and disappeared in a heavily wooded area.

Jeffery Brown apparently was uninjured after a night of hiding in the woods between Stennis Airport Drive and Interstate 10, said Cpl. Johnny Poulos of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. When located, the boy had left the woods and was found in a restroom at the high school stadium.

Several hundred people had participated in the search for Brown.

The Sun Herald will provide more details in Friday's edition.