9 Escaped Teens Captured by Pennsylvania State Police: NPR
Escape from Abraxas Academy
On Sunday evening, nine male teens managed to escape from the Abraxas Academy detention center in Morgantown. They worked together to overpower two female guards, steal keys, and slip out of a side door before climbing under a fence. The incident raised concerns among local residents, as it was the second escape in two weeks.
Intensive Search and Capture
Authorities launched an overnight search with the assistance of drones and K-9 units. The search was prompted by a homeowner’s call to the police after one of the escapees attempted to break into a car, triggering the car alarm. Four of the teens turned themselves in by knocking on a homeowner’s door approximately 4.5 miles from the detention center. They were taken into custody on Monday morning.
Ensuring Public Safety
The swift capture of the escaped teens highlights the commitment of Pennsylvania State Police to maintain public safety. The use of advanced technology, such as drones and thermal imaging, aided in the search and capture process. Efforts are being made to strengthen security measures at detention facilities to prevent future escapes.
The successful resolution of this incident provides reassurance to the community and emphasizes the importance of collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the public in maintaining a safe environment.