A parent's worst nightmare - a young man is missing

I received distressing news on my facebook page from a good friend a little while ago and wanted to share this with you, my readers for two reasons - one, many of you are in the greater Charleston Area, and two - my heart bleeds for this boy's mother, who is going through the pain of knowing that her twelve year old son is missing -

This is Tristen Mahaffey -he's a 7th grader at CE Williams Middle School in West Ashley and has been missing from is W. Ashley home since 7:45pm last night.

For those of you who are not local, please send your good thoughts to this mom, his family, his friends, teachers and community - if anyone has information about Tristen's whereabouts, please email me or contact Charleston police...