An eighth-grade English teacher at St. Patrick School in Kansas City, Kan., has been missing since Dec. 20.
“The whole St. Pats community is worried sick,” said Jessica Downing, a former student.
Orlando Martinez, 53, was last seen in Lenexa. He could be driving a 2006 Mazda 6 with Kansas tag 348-KXE, according to the Lenexa Police Department.
Another former student, Maria Ornelas, described him as a funny teacher who “loves all his students.”
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Martinez. He has black hair, brown eyes, is 5 foot 7 inches and weighs about 135 pounds.
Those who may know Martinez’s whereabouts are urged to call Lenexa police at 913-825-8101.