NEW YORK – Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of award-winning Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby, has been missing from his Brookline, Massachusetts, home since Monday afternoon, before the record-breaking low temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday set in on the East Coast.

He is an 11th-grade student at the Maimonides School in Brookline, and frequents public libraries and the Young Israel of Brookline center in his town.

A police investigation is under way, and a police spokesman told local outlet MassLive.com that the investigation was still active as of Wednesday morning.

Police also told Wicked Local Brookline that they do not suspect foul play.

Friends and teachers from Jacoby’s school have been circulating fliers, and social media personalities such as Jeffrey Toobin of The New Yorker and John Podhoretz of the New York Post have been spreading Jacoby’s picture over Twitter.

Jeff Jacoby is a noted conservative columnist and a strong Israel supporter at a paper known for having a more critical view. He has also written in the past for Arutz Sheva.

Early Wednesday, Jeff Jacoby also tweeted his gratitude to everyone helping in the search effort, but the family has not commented further.

“The school is engaging all of its resources to aid Caleb’s parents and the Brookline Police,” Maimonides spokeswoman Ellen Pulda told Wicked Local Brookline in an email.

“Our entire school community is praying for Caleb’s safe return.”

Jacoby’s Hebrew teacher Efrat Lipschitz told reporters, “We don’t know anything.

We don’t have even clue.” Lipschitz described Jacoby as “a very quiet boy, he’s also a very good one,” who took his studies very seriously.

Jeff Jacoby is a noted conservative columnist and a strong Israel supporter at a paper known for having a more left-wing view. He has also written in the past for Arutz Sheva.

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