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Beloved Culver City Teacher Brianna Capillo Found Safe After Being Missing For More Than A Week

CULVER CITY (CBSLA) — A beloved Culver City teacher who was missing for more than a week was found safe Tuesday, the District's Superintendent announced.

Brianna Kaye Capillo, 33, is a language arts teacher at Culver City's Middle School. She was last seen at 1:17 a.m. on Jan. 12 at her home in the 50 block of Cayuse Lane in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities said she suffers from schizophrenia and had not been taking her medication.

Culver City School District Superintendent Leslie Lockhart said in a statement, "We are so happy to report that our middle school teacher Ms. Capillo has been found and is safe. Those are the only details that we have and we will respect the family's privacy as they attend to their daughter.

"We are so appreciative of our Culver City school community for the love and support that was collectively given to the Capillo family as they went through this difficult time."

Parents who learned of Capillo's disappearance planned to hold a candlelight prayer for her at 7 p.m. Tuesday in front of Culver City Middle School.

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