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San Marino Student Says She Ran Away To Escape Academic Pressure

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A San Marino High School student who disappeared from her SAT exam Saturday, returned home last night after running away. Mira Hu, 16, was last seen walking out of her exam at Arcadia High School this past Saturday. Hours after her disappearance, she texted her brother to tell him that she felt overwhelmed by the SAT test and school. Police say surveillance footage shows Hu boarding a Greyhound bus to San Francisco, but she then later returned on a bus, according to the L.A. Times. Hu then contacted her family last night around 8:15 pm, asking to be picked up at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Hu was reportedly unhappy with leaving school in China to attend San Marino High. According to the L.A. Times, she wrote on her Facebook page, “Life is not filled with ups and downs. There are only downs.”

Police are still investigating where Hu boarded the Greyhound bus and exactly where she was heading, but they do believe that she acted out of her own free will and that no one else was involved in her disappearance. After Hu vanished on Saturday, her family created a website, helpfindmira.com, to help track her down. The site now simply reads, "Mira is found. We would like to thank the Arcadia Police Department and San Marino Police Department for their help."