The frantic search for a missing 15-year-old girl is over.
Authorities said Alexandria "Allie" Phipps has been found safe at a Los Angeles youth center
Phipps left her Thousand Oaks home around 7 a.m. Monday to walk to Westlake High School, which is about a mile and a half away from her home, according to Det. Eric Buchow of the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
But instead of going to school, the teen took a bus to the youth center.
Somebody at the youth center was watching the news, saw Phipps' picture, recognized her and contacted deputies.
Authorities retrieved her and reunited her with her mother.
Investigators say Phipps, an honor student, moved to the area from Fresno about two months ago and has few friends.