UPDATE, 1 p.m.:  Wilton Police issued a release saying the missing girl has been located in Norwalk and is safe. Norwalk Police are reuniting her with her mother. They thanked all who assisted in the search.

UPDATE, 12:20 p.m.:  Police have issued a silver alert and have released the missing girl’s name:  Charlotte Berliet. They have also released a photo of her, below.

Police photo: Charlotte Berliet

BREAKING NEWS:  Thursday, May 18, Wilton Police have initiated a missing persons search for a 12-year-old girl who walked away from her school at approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning. The girl is a student at the Montessori School on Whipple Rd. in South Wilton.

According to Lt. Stephen Brennan of the Wilton Police, the girl is described as a 5 ft. 6 in., 100 pound, white female with short cropped brown hair (between a crew cut and short bob). She is wearing a black hoodie with a red t-shirt underneath and pink shorts. The girl is a resident of Norwalk.

About a dozen Wilton Police have been mobilized for the investigation and the K-9 unit has also been called in. Norwalk Police also have been alerted and are on scene participating in the search for the girl.

“At the present time, we’re searching, with a K-9 involved. We’re checking the immediate area. When the time does come, if it’s necessary, we’ll activate CERT. At this time that call hasn’t been made,” Brennan said.

He said the girl wasn’t reported to be distressed or upset, but there is concern given the high temperatures today.

Wilton Police are not asking for community volunteers to assist in the search at the present time, but anyone with information is asked to call 911.