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Deputies locate teen runaway less than 12 hours after leaving special needs boarding school

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Robert John McCracken (Courtesy: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office) Robert John McCracken (Courtesy: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office)
Balsam Grove, NC (FOX Carolina) -

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has located a runaway sixteen-year-old. 

Deputies said Robert John McCracken is a resident at SOAR, a boarding school for students with ADHD and learning disabilities in Balsam.

McCracken left SOAR early Tuesday morning and deputies have a confirmed the teen was last seen at the Waynesville Walmart on South Main Street at 02:22 a.m.

He was located around 2:30 p.m. in Haywood County. Deputies say he is safe and being returned to SOAR.

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