Arrest warrants issued for 16-year-old accused of kidnapping 13-year-old Atlanta student

ATLANTA — Authorities are searching for a teenager accused of being involved in the disappearance of an Atlanta student.

Atlanta Public Schools police said they were looking for a 13-year-old David T. Howard Middle School student who was last seen walking out of the building shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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An Amber Alert for the teen was issued Wednesday night, saying she was believed to have been abducted by 16-year-old Emmanuel Williams.

Authorities did not say how the teens knew each other.

Early Thursday, school officials confirmed that the 13-year-old was dropped off in a northwest Atlanta neighborhood. A neighbor saw her photo on the news and called 911.


APS police obtained warrants for Williams for kidnapping and fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer. Both charges are felony charges.

Authorities have not provided additional details regarding the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call 911.

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