On Friday, September 23, 2016 at approximately 10:00 p.m. the Clarinda Academy reported that three students were missing from the campus. The students include a 15-year-old Native American Male, 5’9”, 155 lbs., brown eyes, black hair, from Interior, South Dakota; a 16-year-old Native American Male, 5’7”, 150 lbs., brown eyes, black hair, from Wagner, South Dakota; and a 17-year-old African-American Male, 5’4”, 140 lbs. brown eyes, black hair from, Sacramento, California. All three juveniles were being held at the Academy on orders from South Dakota and California respectively. A search by law enforcement and Clarinda Academy staff was unable to locate the juveniles at the time of their escape.
At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Saturday, September 24th, the Clarinda Police Department took a stolen vehicle report from a Clarinda resident. A 1999 White Dodge R-35 pick-up truck , Iowa registration plate CLY-045 was discovered missing from the victim’s driveway. The vehicle did have the keys in it and approximately ¾ tank of fuel. It is believed that the Clarinda Academy juveniles stole this vehicle and fled.
The juveniles and the truck are entered into a nationwide law enforcement data base. As of 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2016 neither the juveniles or the vehicle have been located. Additional information will be released as it become available.