Police Searching for 7 Who Escaped From Pennsylvania Juvenile Facility

Police are still searching for three teens and four young men from Philadelphia who fled from a residential facility in western Pennsylvania for troubled youth.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the seven disappeared from VisionQuest's Lee Prep campus near Franklin last week.

Police say four are suspected of stealing a car after they left the facility on April 20. Three others had walked away days earlier.

A spokeswoman for VisionQuest says the facility is not locked and people sometimes run away, but seven running off in a week is unusual.

It was not immediately clear why the teens and young men had been placed at the facility. A spokeswoman for Philadelphia's Human Services Department declined to say if they were under the agency's care.

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