A police researched is underway for a pregnant Maryland school teacher who never pictured up for the first day of class Tuesday.
Laura Elizabeth Wallen, 31, was last discover from on Sunday, when she moved what police called a “troubling” text message to her family, is in accordance with FOX5DC. Police didn’t disclose what the word said, and Wallen’s family hasn’t been able to reach her since.
She is at least three months pregnant, FOX5DC reported.
Wallen’s father, Mark Wallen, told NBC4 he became alarmed when she didn’t been demonstrated for the first day of categories Tuesday at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, Md ., where she schools social contemplates and law.
He then checked her condo in Olney, where police said she was last checked. Wallen said he suspects something malevolent happened to his daughter.
“You feel so helpless at that point because you don’t know where your child is, ” he said.
Brian Basset, a Howard County Public Schools spokesperson, said in an email to FOX5 that they are assisting police in any way they can, and have done resources available to support students and staff.
In a letter to the school community Wednesday, principal Rick Wilson said module made the word of Wallen’s disappearance to students’ notice, though many had already known through social media. He encouraged parents to discuss it with children and offered the school’s resources and support.
“Let’s save Ms. Wallen, her family, and the entire Wilde Lake community in our thoughts and devotions during this time, ” Wilson wrote.
Wallen is described as 5 feet 5 inches towering, weighs 200 pounds and has blonde “hairs-breadth” and off-color sees. Officers said she could be driving a black 2011 Ford Escape with Maryland license plates.