Simpson Penn escapee still at large

Simpson Penn escapee still at large

The last escapee from the Simpson Penn School for Boys is still at large.

Back on August 12, while conducting a routine check it was revealed that 13 boys had escaped the school and police have managed to capture all but a 16-year-old whose identity remains protected.

However, Minister of Social Services Frankie Campbell on Sunday informed Eyewitness News that the police are doing all that they can to find the escapee.

In the meantime, Campbell said the new Superintendent Rev. Chadrick James is working closely with the boys that have been captured and things are looking up.

“There is some indication that there is yet hope for them (the boys) which is our intent, to rehabilitate,” said Campbell.

According to Campbell, no final decision has been made about the boys that have been found, but some consideration is being given to not have them sent to her majesty’s prison and instead finish their sentences at The Simpson Penn School for Boys.

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This article was written by GINELLE LONGLEY, Eyewitness News intern.