NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The parents of a missing special needs student from Brooklyn who had been missing for days were reunited with their daughter Thursday.
Nashaly Perez, 15, was found at a friend’s house in East New York around 7 a.m. Thursday, police said. The teen had been missing since Monday afternoon when she slipped out of P.S. 371 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.READ MORE: FDA, CDC May Approve COVID Vaccine Booster Shots For Millions This Week
“I’m so happy,” her mother, Sandra Rodriguez, told CBS 2’s Weijia Jiang in Spanish moments before she was reunited with her daughter at the 60th police precinct in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
“I love her, I missed her but she’s going to be punished,” the teen’s stepfather, William Brewley said. “Not violently, but we need to fix whatever was done. We need to take care of her.”
Rodriguez said Wednesday she didn’t find out about her daughter’s disappearance Monday until about an hour after it took place and then only because she came to the school early to pick her up.
Nashaly was described as extremely emotionally disturbed and takes medicine to control hallucinations. Her mother feared she may be suicidal without it.