A 17-year-old Florida girl has been reported missing and police believe she ran away with the head coach of the boys’ soccer team at her high school.
Caitlyn Frisina was reported missing on Sunday by her parents in Columbia County after she erased all the data on her cellphone and left Saturday night, authorities said.
On Sunday, the teenage girl withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia, authorities said.
It’s believed that Frisina could be with Rian Rodriguez, 27, who worked at Fort White High School as the head coach of the boys’ soccer team.
Columbia County deputies said that he is associated with the team Frisina plays for, FOX 30 reported.
Missing: Caitlyn Frisina (left) was reported missing on Sunday by her parents in Columbia County. Authorities suspect the 17-year-old girl ran away with Rian Rodriguez (right), 27
The teen erased all the data on her cellphone before leaving Saturday night and on Sunday she withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia, authorities say
Rodriguez is thought to be driving a red Mercury Sable.
The girl’s mother, Scarlet Parnell Frisina, is pleading for her daughter’s safe return on social media.
A Facebook post she wrote on Sunday reads: ‘Caitlyn Morgan, Punkin, Daddy and I want you to know how very much we love you and miss you! We’re not sure why you chose to go, but know that all we care about is knowing whether or not you’re safe!!
‘We can work out any issues. We’re here with open arms praying for your safety! Please let us know that you’re ok.
‘Day or night, no matter what; no judgement, no anger…just know we’re here and we love you more than you can imagine!
Rodriguez (left) worked at Fort White High School as the head coach of the boys’ soccer team, but Columbia County deputies said that he is also associated with the team Frisina (right) plays for
Rodriguez is thought to be driving a red Mercury Sable, similar to the one pictured above
‘Chandler and all of our family and friends love you, too, and are praying for you, as well!! Let someone, anyone, know that you’re ok!!!’
District officials said the 27-year-old has been suspended from his position pending the investigation.
The Columbia County School District released the following statement on Rodriguez: ‘The Columbia County School District is cooperating fully with the Columbia County Sheriff’s office with regard to an investigation against one of our current supplemented employees.
The girl’s mother, Scarlet Parnell Frisina, is pleading for her daughter’s safe return on social media. She wrote: ‘Let someone, anyone, know that you’re ok!!!’
‘The employee has been suspended pending this investigation and is no longer serving in the supplemented capacity as Head Boys’ Soccer Coach at Fort White High School.
‘Depending on the outcome of this investigation the information may be sent to FLDOE to determine if any violations of the Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida or local School Board Policy have occurred.
‘Again, the employee has been suspended and will be restricted from all contact with students. No other comments will be made pending this investigation.’
Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to call Det. Marszalek at 386-719-2005.