Escaped students from Clarinda Academy apprehended


February 15th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

Police in Clarinda report two students who had escaped from the Clarinda Academy Thursday night were apprehended less than an hour later. According to Clarinda Police Chief Keith Brothers, at around 8:20-p.m., Clarinda Academy staff reported that two students had escaped from the facility. At approximately 9:15 p.m. Clarinda Police Officers located the two escapees in an open field area in the area of 22nd & Washington Circle. The escapees fled on foot and were apprehended after a short foot pursuit. They were then turned back over to the custody of the Clarinda Academy staff.

Brothers says a Clarinda Police Officer suffered a minor injury to his right leg during the foot pursuit after running into a barbed wire fence. The officer was treated for his injury at the Clarinda Regional Health Center and was able to return to duty. The escapees from the Clarinda Academy are both white male juveniles, ages 16 & 17. Clarinda Academy staff assisted the police department in the apprehension of the escapees.