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Missing Miss. girl Jashayla Markiaya Hopson found safe; woman allegedly left school with child, 6

Jashayla Markiaya Hopson Alabama Department of Public Safety

Jashayla Markiaya Hopson, 6, was found safe ON Wednesday, May 1, 2013, after allegedly being kidnapped form her Mississippi school the previous day.
Alabama Department of Public Safety
(CBS) MOBLIE, Ala. - An Alabama woman has been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Jashayla Markiaya Hopson, a Mississippi girl who was found safe Wednesday after going missing from her school, reports say.

According to CBS affiliate WJTV, authorities say the girl was found in the town of Enterprise, Miss. The suspect, an adult female, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at her home in Northport, Ala after taking a polygraph test, the station reports. 

Investigators told the station a woman walked into  the girl's elementary school, called out the child's name and left the school with her, the station reports.

WJTV also reports that after being found safe, Jashayla was taken to a hospital for observation.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie told the Clarion Ledger that Jashayla's mother first realized something was wrong Tuesday when the girl did not come home on the bus.

Police are still reportedly investigating what ties the suspect has to the child.

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