According to his mother, a 15-year-old Florida Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has contacted authorities and is safe after missing over the weekend on his way home from school. of Tampa.
Tristan Constable, a Tampa Bay Tech student, was always in touch with friends on social media throughout the weekend, his mother, Leslie Phillips, told Fox News Digital, but he was not responding to his family and had not returned home on Monday. Morning. Just after noon, she said, she received a message from authorities saying he had contacted them and was safe.
He asked to return to his home in North Carolina, where he has not lived for five years, and then to return to his father in Riverview, she said.
The father did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment, and Phillips said she was unaware that they had ever quarreled.
“On Friday he was suspended from school for vaping,” she said earlier. “They spoke with his mother-in-law, then supposedly put him on a bus, but no one saw him after that.”
Tristan appears to have visited a friend’s house, she said, where videos on social media showed him laughing at worried friends and family members texting him after his failure to return to his father in Riverview.
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Tristan’s father, Jason Constable, called the police and went to his friend’s house on Saturday morning, Phillips said. But their son was not there.
“On Friday night, a friend of his was posting videos of Tristan making fun of everyone calling and texting, and they kind of made fun of it all,” Phillips said.
Once we heard that Tristan was at this boy’s house, daddy showed up with the cops, and the cops searched the place and couldn’t find Tristan.
The friend, identified by Phillips only as Sean, wouldn’t tell the family where Tristan had been, she said.
Tristan then allegedly sent a Snapchat message to another JROTC member claiming to be in the Florida Keys.
“I don’t know how he would have gotten to the Keys since it’s a good five hours from Tampa, but that’s where he says he is,” Phillips said. “I’m not sure about that, though. I think it might be a trick.”
Authorities describe Tristan as 5 feet 7 inches tall with brown hair, brown eyes, white skin and an athletic build.
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Anyone with information on his whereabouts has been urged to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 813-247-8555.