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Laura Elizabeth Wallen

Police are searching for pregnant teacher who never showed up for first day of school

Police are searching for a pregnant Maryland teacher who was last seen on Labor Day morning.

NBC reports that Laura Elizabeth Wallen, 31, was last seen in Olney, Maryland, on Monday, at around 8:30 a.m. Close to an hour later, her family reported that someone sent a “troubling” text about the teacher, but authorities are not yet releasing the details of the text message. Her father, Mark, immediately went to her condo but saw no signs of her.

On the following day, Wallen, a history and law teacher, didn’t show up for the first day of school at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia, which greatly alarmed her family. Her father thinks someone is responsible for the teacher’s disappearance, as it’s not like her to simply disappear. Her sister, Jennifer Kadi, said that it’s so unlike Wallen to disappear that is seems surreal.

“This is like an alternate universe. It just doesn’t seem real….That obviously puts an enormous amount of worry on us because she is out there somewhere and she has a baby, so that’s a really scary thing.”

Her family reported that Wallen, currently four months pregnant, is excited about being becoming a mother. She currently has photos of the sonogram on her refrigerator.

Wallen is described as 5-foot-5-inches tall with blonde hair and blue eyes. She weighs around 200 pounds. She drives a black 2011 Ford Escape with Maryland license plate number, M522473.

Anyone with any information is urged to call police at 301-279-8000.

[Feature Photo: Family Handout]