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Teens escape from Roane treatment center

Two 15-year-old boys, a 14-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl ran away from the Kingston Academy psychiatric residential treatment center in Roane County on Sunday, according to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Officials say one of the boys was apprehended by a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy in Farragut Tuesday morning, and while officers saw the other three teens, they were unable to catch up to them.

DCS said the teens ran awayfrom Kingston Academy on Saturday as well.

One boy was returned to the facility by Oak Ridge Police while theother three returned on their own.

DCS says it is looking into the incidents at the 52-bed psychiatric residential treatment center.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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