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Five Runaway Foundations For Living Teens Captured

Story By: Greg Heindel



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  Original Published: 1/13/2014

Three boys and two girls who ran away from Foundations for Living, during what police describe as a riot Sunday night, are back in custody.

This was another in a string of uprisings over the years at the drug and alcohol and mental health residential treatment facility at 1451 Lucas Road in Mansfield.

Prior to the teens being captured, WMFD-TV reporter Greg Heindel went to the facility seeking comment, and was immediately told to leave and there would be no interviews.

Richland County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Winbigler found the five teens at the Mansfield Inn motel at 880 Laver Road, about four miles from Foundations, after a caller to the sheriff's office reported seeing suspicious juveniles, first in the motel's laundry room then at the laundromat at Heatherwood Terrace apartments.

As the teens were being returned to Foundations, they said they didn't want to go back but didn't say why.

Winbigler says troubled teens, in a residential treatment facility against their wishes, are bound to cause trouble sometimes. He says the staff does the best it can to ensure safety and security. Mansfield Police are not charging the teens who ran away.

One teen was taken to the juvenile detention center for kicking a staff member in the groin, while three others are charged with disorderly conduct.

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