Bradenton, Florida -- Manatee County Sheriff's detectives are searching for a 13-year-old boy who has been missing since Dec. 17.
The sheriff's office says Alan Baily was reported as a runaway after he didn't return home from school Monday. Today, a friend told police they received a text message from Alan saying he was going to harm himself.
He is described as 5'9, 100 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt with Everglades University on the front, a yellow Horizons School shirt and grey sweatpants.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff's Office at 941-747-3011.