Jan 13, 2011
AUSTIN (KXAN) – A father from Hutto is searching for his missing daughter, 17, and facing hundreds of dollars a day in fines from the court because she is missing school.
Michael Moreno said he has not seen his daughter since Dec. 3, when school officials at Hutto High School told him she left school during her seventh-period class. She has not been back home or back to school since that day.
“For her not to get off at the bus stop, within 15 minutes I knew something was wrong,” said Michael Moreno. “It’s kind of hard, you know, she’s our little daughter.”
But Moreno also knew his daughter had been skipping school. There was a warrant out for her arrest on truancy charges. And even though he believes she ran away on her own, he put up “Missing” flyers all over town.