Search underway for BC senior who didn't show up for graduation today

UPDATE, 5:30 p.m. WBZ reports she's been found safe in the woods.

State Police report searching the woods behind the Chestnut Hill Mall and Hammond Pond today for Dana Morrissey, a BC senior who failed to attend her graduation today.

Further investigation suggests she was dropped off by an Uber driver at Bloomingdale’s on Route 9, near Hammond Pond, earlier today. Patrols from the various law enforcement agencies, as well as the State Police Air Wing, and K9 units from the State Police and NEMLEC are conducting a search of the wooded area near the pond. The Newton Fire Department has also launched a boat on the pond.

At this point there is no evidence that the young woman has been harmed; the search is because she is unaccounted for at this time.

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One Possible Explanation

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Friends who went to BC not too long ago said many seniors stayed up all night drinking before graduation.

If that's what happened here, that could explain the trip to Bloomingdale's at 7:30 AM.

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It's a BC tradition

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for graduating seniors to stay up all night to see the sunrise. They do it from the top of the Beacon Street garage. There has been breakfast served in the past - not sure if they still do that. No one is sober.

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I'm so

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glad she is OK. What a scary thing.

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Now that she's safe...

I too skipped my college graduation. I put on the robe and walk outside and it dawned on me that I knew almost no one and didn't like the school. Why should I spend an afternoon sitting in a crowd I didn't care about? So I walked around Boston instead (in the robe) and it was fun.

No idea what happened to this woman but it's unlikely she wasn't the only one to skip the ceremony to do something more fun instead. Too bad she didn't tell her folks first.

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Can't say what happened

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Lots of things could have happened here. She could have had a bad reaction to medication. We can't know and it's not really any of our business.

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