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NEW ORLEANS Police are asking for the public's help in locating a Seventh Ward teen who was last seen leaving for school Thursday morning, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Around 6:30 a.m., Adolphia Sanchez, 15, left her home in the 1800 block of North Miro Street on her way to Lake Area High School in Lake Terrace, police said.

When Sanchez did not return home from school on Thursday, her mother became concerned, police said.

This is the first time she has gone missing or has not been heard from, police said.

Sanchez is described as black, 5'1' tall and 112 pounds. She was last seen wearing a school uniform made up of a white shirt and blue and red plaid skirt.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 821-2222.

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