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Missing Mashpee student located

Mashpee Police

UPDATE, June 6, 6pm:

Aliyah Konton, the 15-year-old Mashpee girl who was the subject of an intensive search, has been located and returned home.

Konton was reporting missing Sunday.

Mashpee police chief Scott Carline posted a statement on social media, which said, in part, “Although juvenile laws prevented me from releasing information that was privy to this investigation, we were confident this would lead to a successful resolution, which it did. I also thank the Mashpee community for the tips, concern, and support throughout this investigation.”

Meanwhile, a 13-year-old girl accused of assaulting Konton at Mashpee High School in May has been charged in Juvenile Court. She faces seven counts of assault and battery.

Mashpee police have not formally linked the two incidents.

The Mashpee police department says charges against the girl, whose name was withheld because of her age, were filed in Juvenile Court in Falmouth after a thorough investigation.

This update has been added to our earlier web post, which first ran as:

Missing Mashpee student is in danger, police say

June 5, 11:13am

Police are searching for Aliyah Konton, 15, who went missing on Sunday and is considered endangered.

Konton, a ninth-grader at Mashpee Middle-High School, was last seen near Cape Drive, south of Route 28.

Her disappearance follows an assault at the school in late May. Video on social media purportedly shows a student being hit and dragged by another student.

Police are investigating an assault and battery involving Konton and another student, The Boston Globe reported. Police have not confirmed whether the incident and Konton's disappearance are related.

You're asked to call police at 508-539-1480 with information regarding Konton's whereabouts.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.
Patrick Flanary is a dad, journalist, and host of Morning Edition.