UPDATE: Missing Sioux Falls third grader found safe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Sioux Falls School District says Mataya Halse has been found safe.

Original Story:

Rosa Parks Principal Kiersta Machacek is asking for the public's help in locating third grader Mataya Halse.

Mataya has blonde, chin-length hair, and was wearing a blue winter coat with a matching blue backpack when she left school Thursday afternoon.

Machacek said Mataya did not get in the daycare van as her normal routine would indicate.

Contact the Rosa Parks office at 371-4170 if you’ve seen Mataya or know know where she is.