Good news! Carroll Middle School's beloved turtle Samson has been found.

Carroll ISD posted a tweet Wedneday afternoon, saying that Synetra employees located the tortoise and returned it to the Carroll Middle School.

On Monday afternoon, Southlake DPS — posted at 4:38 p.m. Monday. But as a veteran colleague noted, this is a slow-moving story, and as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, there was still no sign of the tortoise.

The 40-50-pound tortoise is a class pet at Carroll Middle School. He went on the lam over the weekend near Northwest Parkway, school officials told KDAF-TV.

A school counselor later said he got out through a gate that was accidently left unlatched.

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