Authorities in Pennsylvania started looking for nine individuals who escaped from a juvenile correctional facility during a brawl on Sunday night.
According to a post by Pennsylvania State Police Trooper David Beohm on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, nine young people who ran away from Abraxas Academy at 8 p.m. were being sought by the Reading division of the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement organisations.
After the fight broke out within the facility, state and local police were called to take charge of the juvenile centre in Morgantown, some 49 miles (78.8 km) northwest of Philadelphia, according to a statement on the website of the Caernarvon Township Police Department.
The youngsters were dressed in white or grey shirts, according to the agency, which advised anyone who saw them to call 911 right away.
According to the facility’s website, Abraxas Academy is a safe residential treatment programme that offers “specialised care for delinquent male youth between the ages of 14 to 18 in 9th grade or above.”
Following the capture of an escaped killer who eluded Pennsylvania officials for several days despite a thorough manhunt, the search for the runaway kids begins soon after.