Missing middle school student found safe, Amber Alert canceled

UPDATE: Avery Reynolds has been located and appears to be safe, according to AISD Police. 

The Amber Alert has been canceled. 

An Amber Alert has been issued for missing middle school student Avery Reynolds. 

The alert is searching for information or sightings of Reynolds, her mother Kassia Vaughan or a black 2005 Mazda Tribute with Texas license plate DTM3557.

Call 512-414-1703 to report any information to the police. 

The Austin ISD Police Department is looking for a missing middle school student last seen leaving school.

Avery Reynolds (Austin ISD)

AISD Police say seventh grade student Avery Reynolds was last seen leaving Clint Small Middle School in Southwest Austin.

Reynolds, according to a letter to parents from Small MS principal Matthew Nelson, is a seventh-grader who was last seen on campus on Jan. 10 shortly after 4 p.m. She was last seen wearing a grey, Small MS sweatshirt, black pants, and teal sneakers.

Avery Reynolds (Small Middle School)

The family, along with AISD police and the Constable's Office, are actively searching for Reynolds, according to the letter.

The letter also said students had reported concerns about Reynolds to the school's counseling team and administration.

They say she is believed to be with her mother Kassia Vaughan, who is in violation of a court order.

Anyone who sees Reynolds is asked to contact Austin ISD police at 512-414-1703 or call 9-1-1.


Parents and guardians-

Recently, we have had students report to our counseling team and administration about concerns over a student who has been missing since Friday. Whether they read about the issue on social media, or have gone over the situation with you, we want you to know we are doing everything we can to keep our students safe and are also cooperating to the fullest extent with local authorities on this matter.

The student’s name is Avery Reynolds and she was last seen on our campus on Friday, January 10th, shortly after 4:00 p.m. (picture attached) She is a 7th grade student with brown hair and was last seen wearing a grey, Small MS sweatshirt, black pants and teal sneakers. The family, along with AISD PD and the Constable’s Office, is actively searching and welcomes any information you or your student may have. Please direct any information received to Sergeant Dale Multer at (512)854-9844 or contact the father, Christopher Reynolds at (512) 415-4690 with info and/or questions.

It’s important for you and your student to know that we take our student’s well being very seriously here at Small Middle School and we always put their safety first and foremost in all of our decisions. If your student has any concerns, then please advise them to speak to a counselor, or contact the counseling department directly. If you have concerns and want to know what steps we are taking in regards to student safety, then I invite you to call or email me.

Thank you for reading and for speaking with your student. Again, if you know of anything that might be helpful to the investigation, please contact (512) 854-9844 with information.