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Providence Police searching for middle school student last seen Friday

D'Andre Blais, who is five feet, five inches tall, with black hair in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a black hoodie, black sweatpants and black crocs, fled Esek Hopkins Middle School on May 12, according to the Providence Police Department.Courtesy Providence Police Department

PROVIDENCE — Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy who has been missing since he left Esek Hopkins Middle School on Friday.

D’Andre Blais fled the school after getting into a dispute with the staff. Major David Lapatin said Wednesday that detectives are following some leads on the boy’s whereabouts.

“Any 14-year-old that’s unaccounted for we take very seriously,” Lapatin said.

The boy is from Job Street, in the Charles neighborhood, and is known to frequent Fillmore Street in the city’s Smith Hill and Wanskuck neighborhoods, as well as the Chad Brown public housing area. The police said he has no history of mental illness or suicidal ideations.


D’Andre is described as 5 foot 5, 145 pounds, with his black hair in a ponytail and a possible scar on his neck and face. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, a black and gray Shiesty balaclava mask, black sweatpants and black Crocs.

Police ask anyone with information about D’Andre’s whereabouts to call youth services detectives at (401) 272-3121.

Amanda Milkovits can be reached at amanda.milkovits@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @AmandaMilkovits.