A SEARCH is under way for a missing British schoolgirl, believed to have run away to France with her maths teacher.
The alert was raised when 15-year-old Megan Stammers failed to turn up to school, in East Sussex. CCTV footage was then found showing she had taken a Dover to Calais ferry with her 30-year-old maths teacher, Jeremy Forrest.
Reports in the British press say she is believed to have fled in his black Ford Fiesta. Police say they had a return ticket for Sunday night but did not use it.
Investigators in Britain are urging the girl to contact them and her family have put out Twitter messages saying “We are worried and miss her terribly”.
According to the British press the teacher, who is married, recently wrote a cryptic blog post entitled “you hit me like heroin”, in which he referred to a “moral dilemma”.
He said he was trying to decide: “How do we, and how should we, define what is right or wrong, acceptable or unacceptable?”, before concluding that “actually, we get a lot of things wrong” and if you are “a good person” you should “trust your own judgment”.
Photo: Screenshot from Sussex Police