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30 flee youth lockup in Tennessee

7 still on loose; others found by police, returned by relatives

Posted: September 3, 2014 at 5:06 a.m.

Police work in front of the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., where 30 teens escaped late Monday by slipping under a fence.

Thirty teens “overwhelmed” their minders at a juvenile-detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence, a state government spokesman said. By late Tuesday, seven were still on the run.

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