Published: May 09, 2014 11:52 AM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police need the public's assistance in locating a missing person/runaway.

Shelby Lynn Geraci, 15, was last seen by her grandfather on April 10 at around 8:00 a.m. when he dropped her off at Mariner High School.

Investigators believe that Shelby ran away and is staying with friends. Investigators do not believe Shelby is in immediate danger, and she has a history of running away in the past.

"Often times, runaways seek assistance from friends to stay away from home. The friends want to help, and think that they are doing right by their friend. However, all this does is prevent the family from healing, which in the long-run, harms the runaway. Not to mention, interference with custody is a crime and can get the well-meaning friends in a lot of trouble."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer

If you have any information on the location of Shelby Lyn Geraci, please contact the Cape Coral Police Department at 239-574-3223. You can also submit an anonymous tip. Go to www.capecops.com/tipsor text a tip- text CCPD+"Your Message" to CRIMES (274637).