UPDATED | September 30, 2016 10:00 PM

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SAGINAW (CBSDFW.COM) – Volunteers are searching, handing out flyers and going door to door in an effort to find 12-year-old Tabitha Tillery.

Saginaw Police say Tillery was last seen Thursday around 3:30 p.m. leaving Wayside Middle School.

Police say her father went to pick her up but she wasn’t there.  Her parents searched the school, then called police.  

“I just want my baby home and safe,” said Tabitha’s mother Allison Tillery.

Police say she is 4’8″ and weighs about 100 pounds.  Her hair is possibly in braided pony tails.

Police say at this point there is no information that Tillery left the school “other than by her own choice.”

Her family says it’s not like her disappear or not be in touch.  Her loved ones believe she may be with someone else possibly and older boyfriend.

“I keep hoping that maybe she just went home with somebody from school,” said Tillery.

Tabitha was last seen wearing a gray hoodie over a pink shirt and jeans, carrying a multi-colored backpack with a flower design.

Anyone with information on where she is can call Saginaw Police at 817-232-0311.

Search headquarters is at the Effie Center at 6011 West Bailey Boswell Road.  Volunteer searchers are asked to gather there Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

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