Police seek teen they say may have run away with former teacher

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Posted on February 18, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 18 at 5:22 PM

DALLAS -- Dallas police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who they believe may have run away with a former teacher who is wanted for sexual assault.

Emelin Lazo, 15, was last seen at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the 12000 block of Noel Road. The girl had sent her mom a text message that said she wanted to be with Scott Paul Alcaraz, 27.

She has not been seen nor heard from since. Police say they believe Lazo is a runaway.

Alcaraz was fired from a Thomas C. Marsh Middle School in Dallas in April 2013 after he was charged with two counts of sexual assault. According to police, a 14-year-old girl said the former math teacher and assistant basketball coach had sex with her in a classroom at the school.

Lazo is described as a 15-year-old Hispanic girl, 5-feet tall, 120 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information regarding Lazo or Alcaraz, please contact the Dallas Police Department Youth Operations Unit at 214.671.4268.

 

 

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