By Paul Thornton
A MUM has sent a plea to her missing teenage son to get in touch.
Jason Black, 15, disappeared over a week ago and has not been in touch with any family or friends.
Other than an unconfirmed sighting Jason has not been seen since Thursday, October 8 when he got on a bus to go to Panmure School in Edinburgh.
He never attended the school that day.
Jason had no money other than his bus fare and his mobile telephone was left in his coat at his home in Ratho, near the outskirts of the capital.
Today (Monday) his mum Karen revealed that she and Jason had had a bust-up three days before he went missing.
Karen, 39, said: “We had an argument on the Monday before he went missing about him going to school and about coming in late at night.
“I haven’t spoken to him since that.
“At first I thought he was just staying out to punish me because we had that big blow-out.”
Single mum Karen asked her son to get in touch.
She said: “Just let me know that you are alright. If you don’t want to come home you don’t have to.
“Let us know that you are safe and that you have somewhere to be and that someone is with you.
“He might be angry, he might be hurt and he maybe just can’t face people.
“He could email, it would be so simple to send one email or one text.”
Karen added that she is hanging on to the hope that Jason has simply run away and will be back when he is ready.
She said: “Now and then I get a very negative thought but I don’t want to go down that road.
“I do believe that he is in Edinburgh, he knows a lot of people spread all over the area and I do believe he is staying with someone.”
Karen – who works for the Scottish Government – said that it was possible that people had mistaken Jason for an adult due to his six-foot stature.
When he was last seen he was wearing a dark coloured jumper and blue jeans and dark Nike trainers with a gold Nike symbol.
She continues to live by her normal routine in the hope that Jason – who was also on a construction course at Stevenson College – will make his way to her.
Karen added: “He has a door key and I thought that he might sneak in at night because he won’t want any drama.”
She added that sister Kerry, 17, was also worried about her younger brother.