Controversial "Teen Mom" alum Jenelle Evans reported her 14-year-old son, Jace, as a runaway for a brief period of time on Aug. 15, but fortunately police quickly located him.
TMZ reported that the teenager was seen leaving his school on Tuesday, Aug. 15, but he apparently didn't go home. Soon after, North Carolina's Brunswick County Sheriff's Department put out an alert for a runaway juvenile.
What caused Jace to disappear for a time isn't known, but Jenelle told the webloid that her son recently got in trouble at school and had been disciplined.
"As a boy mom, kids can act up and rebel as I'm sure the majority of us all once did as kids too," she said. "Jace got in trouble at school, we decided to take his phone away and that's when he decided to run off. Jace is a good kid and we're not dealing with anything that most families don't deal with while raising children, this has absolutely nothing to do with my situation with David, we do not argue in front of our children or fight in front of our kids."
She added, "This is a teenage boy being a teenager mad that we decided to take his phone away."
The former MTV star has been publicly feuding with her husband, David Eason, who is not Jace's biological father.
TMZ reached out to Jenelle's mother, Barbara, who maintained that Jace seemed fine when they spoke less than 24 hours before his brief disappearance. She also said she reached out to Jenelle on Tuesday, but the one-time reality TV personality told her mom "she didn't want to talk and to leave her alone," the site said.
Jace has a special bond with Barbara, as she had full custody of him when he was younger. Back in March, Jenelle got full custody of Jace from her mother.
Just two weeks ago, Jenelle gushed about her son on his birthday.
"You're growing into a such polite young man," she wrote. "I'm happy as long as you're happy."
After the runaway drama concluded, Jenelle's manager said, "Jace has been found, and is safely at home with Jenelle and his family, thank you to the Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Department and to everyone else for their concerns."