092519_MNS_Sandy_abduction Dederick Floyd with son

Dederick Floyd, right, allegedly kidnapped his son, Xavier Floyd, when he picked him up from Woodland Elementary School in Sandy Springs Sept. 12.

The Sandy Springs Police Department is investigating an apparent parental abduction.

According to police, Sept. 12 at about 3 p.m., Dederick Floyd, 33, entered Woodland Elementary School in Sandy Springs and took his son, Xavier, 10, without authorization. The two left the school in an unknown vehicle. Floyd is not the custodial parent and may be attempting to leave the state with the child.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Dederick Floyd or Xavier Floyd is asked to contact police detectives at 770-551-2570 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta. Information also can be submitted anonymously to detectives or to the Crime Stoppers tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.stopcrimeatl.com.

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