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Search underway for 2 teens who escaped Pennsylvania juvenile detention center

The Pennsylvania State Police are searching for two teens who escaped from a juvenile detention center.

Dustin Lomas, 16, and Tyler Lutz, 18, escaped from Abraxas Academy, a youth facility, in Berks County on Saturday afternoon after climbing a fence, state police said.

It’s not known which direction they fled and their escape was not reported until several hours later.

They may now be together in the Bucks County area, police said.

Lomas and Lutz were last seen wearing blue hoodies, white t-shirts and blue sweatpants.

Lomas is from Levittown in Bucks County and Lutz hails from Reading in Berks County.

Authorities didn’t specify why the two were at Abraxas.

Nine juveniles escaped from the the same facility in September after fighting with guards, overpowering them and taking their keys. All nine were found within a few hours and returned to the detention center.

Abraxas Academy is a “secure residential treatment program” that provides “specialized care for delinquent” high-school-aged boys, according to the facility’s website.

“Treatment at the Academy is for youth who demonstrate a consistent display of delinquent patterns through multiple placements, serious charges, and problematic behaviors. Youth are admitted to the Academy for either habitual offending behaviors or for a history of sexual offending behavior,” the website states.

The facility is about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia.


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