4 p.m. update - Horry police say Bell was found safe
Horry County Police Department is searching for a missing teenager who boarded the school bus for North Myrtle Beach High School, but never went into the school Thursday, according to a release from the department.
Alexander Jordan Bell, 16, allegedly boarded the school bus on Temple Drive in Longs Thursday morning and left his cell phone at home.
Bell is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, authorities said. He was last seen wearing a gray and red Jordan brand hoodie jacket.
Anyone with information about Bell’s whereabouts is asked to call HCPD at 843-915-8477.