Missing Belle Plaine teen found safe Wednesday night

Update: The teen was found safe, authorities announced Wednesday night.

Police in Belle Plaine, Minnesota are asking for help finding a missing teen who was last seen Tuesday night, April 16 at the high school. According to a statewide missing person alert, 15-year-old Andrew Cunat was last seen leaving Belle Plaine High School around 9 p.m. Tuesday following a track meet in Le Sueur, Minn.

"Andrew is a straight A student and it is not like him to not return home or be late to school," said the alert from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

After reviewing surveillance video, authorities learned that when the teen left school, he was walking in the opposite direction from where he lives. He also does not have his cell phone because it was left at home.

Cunat did not return home on Tuesday night and did not show up at school Wednesday morning. Because this is very unusual behavior and family and authorities have been unable to locate or contact him, they are concerned for his welfare.

Andrew is described as 5’08, 115 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black Nike hoodie, gray sneakers with white bottoms and a black Adidas backpack with blue stripes on the side. If you have seen him or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Belle Plaine PD at 952-496-8423 or dial 911.