Wild escape of 4 juvenile prisoners prompts 16 school closings

EGG HARBOR CITY — Dozens of schools will be shut Wednesday as officials search for four juveniles who attacked a guard, stole his car and fled from a youth detention facility in New Jersey.

The escape took place at the Harborfields Youth Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office says the youths overpowered the guard and drove off in his car. They sideswiped another vehicle before they crashed into a home and ran from the scene.

The guard was taken to a hospital.

One of the suspects is 18, one is 17 and …read more

Source: NJ.com Atlantic

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