NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. – Authorities said a 16-year-old boy reported missing in Williamson County on Thursday has been classified as a runaway.
Christopher Smithburg was last seen around noon Thursday when his parents said he was doing chores at their home on Rock Fork Road in the Nolensville area. Police said Smithburg is homeschooled at his residence.
The Williamson County Sheriff's Department was notified around 3 p.m. that he was missing.
They began what they call a "hasty search," which is a quick search of the area where he was last seen.
After coming up empty handed, they turned things over to Emergency Management who searched a wider area until midnight.
"There are targeted search teams out as well as investigators looking for leads or clues to help locate him and get him back safe with his family," said Mac Purdy with Emergency Management.
A command center was set up at the Nolensville Fire Department as agencies work to locate the teen. Officials with the Emergency Management said they suspended the search at midnight for Smithburg, but were planning to resume at daylight Friday.
Smithburg is said to be 5'4" tall, weighing 110 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan Carhartt jacket, blue jeans and boots.
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Smithburg, call the Williamson County Sheriff's Office at (615)790-5550.