A lacking 15-year-old Florida Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps member has made contact with authorities and is secure after vanishing over the weekend on the way in which house from his Tampa faculty, in keeping with his mother.

Tristan Constable, a pupil at Tampa Bay Tech, was nonetheless in contact with buddies over social media all through the weekend, his mom, Leslie Phillips, instructed Fox News Digital, however he was not answering his household and hadn’t returned house as of Monday morning. Just after midday, she stated, she acquired a message from authorities that he had made contact with them and is secure.

He requested to return to her home in North Carolina, the place he hasn’t lived in 5 years, relatively than return to his dad’s place in Riverview, she stated.

The father didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark, and Phillips stated she was not conscious of the 2 of them ever arguing.

“Friday he got suspended from school for having a vape,” she stated earlier. “They spoke with his stepmother, and then supposedly put him on a bus, but nobody saw him after that.”

Florida 15-year-old Tristan Constable was last seen leaving school Friday in Tampa.

Florida 15-year-old Tristan Constable was final seen leaving faculty Friday in Tampa.
(Courtesy: Family of Tristan Constable)

Tristan seems to have gone to a pal’s home, she stated, the place social media movies confirmed him laughing about involved family and friends members texting him following his failure to return to his father’s house in Riverview.


Tristan’s father, Jason Constable, referred to as police and visited that pal’s home Saturday morning, Phillips stated. But their son wasn’t there.

Tristan Constable and his mother Leslie Phillips in an undated photo. Tristan was last seen leaving Tampa Bay Tech Friday.

Tristan Constable and his mom Leslie Phillips in an undated picture. Tristan was final seen leaving Tampa Bay Tech Friday.
(Courtesy: Leslie Phillips)

“Friday night, one of his friends was posting videos of Tristan laughing at everybody who was calling and texting, and they were just kind of making fun of it all,” Phillips stated. 

Once we acquired wind that Tristan was at this boy’s home, dad confirmed up with the cops, and the cops searched the place and could not discover Tristan.

— Leslie Phillips, mom of lacking Tristan Constable

Tristan Constable is a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Tristan Constable is a member of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
(Courtesy: Family of Tristan Constable)

The pal, recognized by Phillips solely as Sean, wouldn’t inform the household the place Tristan had gone, she stated.

Tristan later allegedly despatched a Snapchat message to a fellow JROTC member claiming to be within the Florida Keys.


“Don’t know how he would have got to the Keys since that’s like a good five hours from Tampa, but that’s where he says that he is,” Phillips stated. “I’m not positive on that, though. I think that that might be a ruse.”