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Missing Miami Teen Found Safe, Had Argued With Mom Earlier: Police

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    Carolina "Caro" Macias

    Missing Miami teen Carolina "Caro" Macias has been found safe hiding at a friend's house, after she went missing Thursday night following an argument with her mother about SAT scores, police said Friday.

    The 17-year-old had last been seen Thursday night near Soul Purpose, a dance studio she volunteers at near The Falls shopping center in southwest Miami-Dade, family and friends said.

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    After arguing with her mother on the phone, Caro had hid her phone in clothes, left it in the studio and walked out, police said.

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    Police treated her disappearance as a runaway case and didn't believe foul play was involved.

    The girl's mother told NBC 6 that her daughter was also seen at a Publix grocery store with another girl before she went missing.

    Police said Caro was captured on surveillance video at Publix renting a DVD from RedBox with the other girl, whom they're trying to identify.

    Twitter hashtags #helpfindcaro, #prayforcaro and #findcaromacias were being used to spread the word about Macias, who attends Westminster Christian School. Sen. Marco Rubio even tweeted about the incident Friday morning.

    Check back with NBC 6 South Florida and NBC6.com for updates.