Matthew Ouimet

Matthew Ouimet

Editor's note: Police have posted that Matthew has been found and is safe.

The Hartford (Vt.) Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a teenager believed to be in the Keene area.

Matthew Ouimet, 15, was last seen at Hartford High School Friday and was supposed to spend the weekend with a friend, according to a Facebook post by the department Tuesday afternoon.

Ouimet didn’t show up, according to the post. While he’s been in contact with his family to tell them he’s OK, the post says he “will not disclose his location or return home.”

The Facebook post describes Ouimet as more than 6 feet tall and 270 pounds with brown hair. Police, according to the post, believe he is staying with a friend in the Keene area.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts can contact Hartford Police at 802-295-9425.

Sierra Hubbard can be reached at 355-8546 or at shubbard@keenesentinel.com. Follow her on Twitter at @SierraHubbardKS.