The second of two Walter Johnson High School students who went missing three days apart last month has been found safe and unharmed, according to officials at the Bethesda School.
Principal Jennifer Baker wrote in an email to the school community Thursday afternoon that both had returned home.
Jessica Montoya and Gladys Rios-Gonzalez, both 15, had been considered missing after both left the school after dismissal on separate days without returning home. Montoya had returned home by March 22. School officials and Montgomery County police did not specify when Rios-Gonzalez was found.
On March 20, police alerted the community about the two missing students. Montoya of Kingsford Road in Bethesda had not been seen since March 19, while Rios-Gonzalez of Montrose Road in North Bethesda had last been seen leaving the school on March 15.
At the time, police said the two students had some of the same friends, but said there was no indication both of them were together or the disappearances were related.
A missing person poster shared by Baker had stated Rios-Gonzalez was seen contacting someone by phone the day she went missing, after which a woman picked her up in a small gray car in front of the school.
Baker said further information was not available at the time.
“At this time we are very happy and grateful that our students are home and safe,” she wrote in Thursday’s email.