The mother and stepfather of missing teenager Megan Stammers have made an emotional appeal for her to come home.
Speaking at a press conference, the 15-year-old's mother Danielle Wilson said: "Sweetheart I don't care what you've done or why, I just want you home."
The schoolgirl is believed to be in France with her teacher, 30-year-old Jeremy Forrest.
The pair travelled out on a ferry together on Thursday evening and were due to return to the UK on Sunday but did not use their tickets.
Ms Wilson said: "You know that your adorable princess wants her adorable mermaid back."
Mr Forrest is a maths teacher at the school that Megan attends, Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
The alarm was raised at midday on Friday after Megan failed to turn up for school.
Chief Inspector Jason Tingley from Sussex Police said: "We believe that you left on your own accord with Jeremy but we need to hear that you are OK. Your family and friends are extremely worried, but you are not in any trouble.
"My message to Mr Forrest is that this may not have gone as you expected it to. Right now our priority it to know that Megan is safe and I would ask you to do the right thing and make contact with us.
"We will work with you to get you both safely back into the country."