A missing child alert has been issued for Caitlyn Frisina. I love you!" Her mother, Scarlet Frisina, wrote on Facebook Monday afternoon, "I want you to know how very much we love you and miss you!
"Tell some person that you're protected", she said. Mother Scarlet Frisina described Rodriguez as a longtime family friend, and it's suspected there "may be a relationship" between the student and the coach, according to a discovered text message.
Sheriff Mark Hunter said authorities don't believe Caitlyn is endangered but she is with a man who is 10 years older than her, and she is still legally a juvenile. The pair were also spotted in SC and at a pawn shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina, deputies said.
The pair's full movements have not been traced, though it has been determined that they were traveling in a Mercury Sable.
"Let somebody know that you're safe", she said.
In response to his firing, Frisina's mom told First Coast News: "I think that this is one of the first steps in trying to rectify the situation".
The elder Frisina, who still leads the girls team, resigned as the head coach of the boys team in July, leaving Rodriguez to take over.
If you have any information regarding Frisina's whereabouts, you're urged to call Detective D. Marszalek at 386-719-2005.