Caleb Jacoby, son of Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby and a student at Maimonides School, has gone missing. He is 16 years old.
More than 200 volunteers began searching for Caleb on Wednesday, the Brookline, MA school said.
“The school will continue to engage all of its resources to aid Caleb’s parents and the Brookline Police,” it said in a statement. “Our entire school community is praying for Caleb’s safe return and we are deeply appreciative of the outpouring of support. Anyone with information should contact the Brookline police at 617-730-2222.”
Jeff Jacoby, a conservative columnist for the Globe, sent out the missing poster on Tuesday night.
“We are so deeply, deeply grateful for everything being done to reunite us with our beloved son Caleb,” he said.
Brookline Police Captain Thomas Keaveney told Mass Live that police believe Caleb is a runwaway, and don’t think any foul play is involved.
“But we can’t be sure,” he added.
The volunteers included people who know Caleb as well as people from the local Jewish community.
“He’s a good boy. He’s not just a boy that would run away from home,” said Yishai Admanit, who knows the Jacoby family from the Young Israel of Brookline, a local synagogue. “It’s not a reasonable option.”