A missing teen who went on the run with his school teacher has returned home safely. We previously reported that Oscar O'Neal III had run away with a former teacher and the state of Mississippi had issued a "BOLO" in search of the couple.
The search must have caused some unease with the couple because their run came to an end just two days ago.
"The week-long search for a missing Hattiesburg teen who was reportedly with his former school teacher is over.
Police said Oscar O’Neal III returned home Wednesday and is safe.
While Oscar is home safe, Hattiesburg police said there’s still no sign of former teacher Nicole Jackson.
"According to Oscar’s parents, the 16-year-old left home on Monday, April 30. His father, Oscar O’Neal Jr., said the teen even left a letter saying he was leaving and “moving on” with Jackson.
Oscar’s parents called it a forbidden love affair.
"Why would you choose my child? I feel like my child was a target. She robbed him from being a youth and a child," O'Neal Jr. said in a previous interview with WDAM News.
Jackson is still wanted by police. The 30-year-old was out of jail on a $10,000 bond when she reportedly disappeared with Oscar.
If you have any information on Jackson’s whereabouts, contact Hattiesburg police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867.
Jackson could face up to ten years in prison if convicted of this crime. She totally could have waited TWO years for this boy to be fully legal. Was it worth it girl?