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Family searching for missing 16-year-old Nashville teen

Posted: Updated: April 12, 2013 10:37 PM
Betty Mason, Katy's mother Betty Mason, Katy's mother
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Nashville family is desperately searching for their 16-year-old daughter

Sixteen-year-old Katy Mason was seen last on Friday, April 5th on Valley Brook Place in Green Hills located in southwest Nashville.

"It's the worst nightmare, any mother or any parent could ever go through its the worst torture not knowing where they are and just feeling totally helpless," Betty Mason, Katy's mother told Nashville's News 2.

Betty Mason said she received an alert from Metro Schools that stated Katy was not in class.

Due to the teen's history of skipping class, her parents said they set up guidelines on who could sign their daughter out of school.

Katy's family said the guidelines were not followed.

"They didn't do what they were supposed to in the first place, they did not follow the security guidelines that we asked for which was to have her signed out," Mason said, "They said she wasn't signed out, there was a phone call from her mother and I said, no I'm her mother and I didn't call the school."

Mason said someone pretending to be her helped Katy sneak out school.

Her family believes she may be in the company of a 23-year-old male.

"She had his driver's license in her purse and that's how we discovered his age," Mason explains, "We did a background check on him and found out he had a criminal record so needless to say we were very upset about the whole situation and my husband went to court to take out an order of protection to keep him away from Katy."

Mason said that could be why the pair may have run away.

Katy is five feet, six inches tall, 115 to 120 pounds with brown hair and blue/hazel eyes.

She was seen getting into a 1994 black Volvo with a guy on Valley Brook Place in Nashville. The car had a Tennessee license plate tag 323MLG.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro police at 615-862-8600.

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