Missing Child Alert in Alabama

A statewide Missing Child Alert (search) has been issued for a missing 16-year-old girl in Alabama.

Authorities are on the lookout for Jade Sophia Padgett (search), a white female, who is five-feet-six inches tall, weighs about 115 pounds and has dark hair and dark brown eyes. Jade was last seen at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at Sand Rock School in Cherokee County.

Authorities said Jade was wearing a white T-shirt, faded blue jeans and tennie shoes. It is believed she may be with an older white male, possibly in his 30s, and may have met him over the Internet.

If you have any information please contact the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office at 256-927-3365, the Alabama Department of Public Safety at 334-242-4128 or your local police department.