Authorities locate YRTC runaway

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Updated: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:51:18 CST

Authorities have located a runaway from the Kearney Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center.

According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a 15 year-old male was at the Hastings Regional Center Drug and Alcohol Center facility when the incident occurred last night around 7 p.m.

The teen failed to check-in or left the facility so authorities were notified. The Kearney Police Department says the individual was located, but they don't have any other information about the case.

The incident is tacked on to other issues at the YRTC that have been in the headlines for months. Five teens escaped the Treatment Center back in September. Another teen fled the facility over the summer leading police on a high speed chase.

The Nebraska's Children's Commission released a report in December recommending violent juveniles be moved from the facility. They will present their recommendations to lawmakers this legislative session.

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