By RICHARD F. BELISLE
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 17-year-old boy who escaped Sunday from VisionQuest, a residential home for juvenile offenders in South Mountain, was the third youth to leave the facility without permission over the weekend, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Staffers believe all three youths were picked up outside the grounds by relatives or acquaintances, said VisionQuest spokeswoman Pat Yeager.
Two boys, both 16, escaped early Saturday afternoon by going through a classroom window, police said. Both were wearing black jackets and blue jeans. Staff members chased the youths, but were unable to catch them, Yeager said.
Tire tracks at a point where the staffers lost the trail of the youths led officials to believe they were picked up by someone in a vehicle, Yeager said.