An Aberdeen youngster sparked a search after failing to turn up for school today.
Police were called to Hazlehead Primary after the youngster failed to report for lessons.
Officers could be seen scouring streets in the area around the school in an effort to trace the child after the alarm was raised shortly before 10am.
The child was later found safe and well nearby.
A spokeswoman said: “Police were called to attend at around 9.45am. The child was traced safe and well at around 10.45am.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman added: “A pupil was found safe and well after being reported missing.”
Hazlehead councillor Martin Greig praised all those involved in finding the child.
He said: “This has been an anxious incident so it is a huge relief that it has ended well.
“The safety of all children is paramount. It is a great comfort that everyone worked together very closely to deal with the absence as quickly as possible.
“The school and the authorities have reacted with a real sense of urgency and care.”