Updated Fri, May 23, 2014 9:31 am
Seven children reported missing near Lucasville have been found safe.
According to the Scioto County Sheriff's Department, the children were found in the woods Friday morning near the Blue Run Road area.
The children had been missing since Thursday after school.
The children told authorities they were afraid to come out because they thought they would be in trouble.
This article contributed by WSAZ.com
The seven children who went missing after school on Thursday evening have been found.
A helicopter and deputies launched a search early Friday morning while parents waited in a staging area.
WSAZ.com reported at 7:30 AM the children were located.
A helicopter and sheriff's deputies are searching for seven missing children near Lucasville.
Dispatchers say the children met after school Thursday and walked into the woods, near Blue Run Road. They never returned home.
Parents are waiting at a staging area while crews search for the children.
This contributed by WSAZ.com