NLCRPD received a call from Lancaster County Wide Communications (LCWC-911) for a runaway at 1713 Newport Road, Community School West. LCWC advised the male, later identified only as a juvenile male, age 15, ran away from the school after causing damage to a school bus. LCWC advised the subject was last seen heading eastbound on Newport Road and provided a clothing description of the subject.
Intermediate Unit School Police witnessed the event and reported the actions to the NLCRPD. School police reported the student had managed to exit the bus in the parking lot through the roof emergency hatch and stood on top of the bus, yelling at school staff from the roof of the bus. The student then re-entered the bus through the hatch opening and began to enter the school with the other students.
The student fled from the property prior to entering the school and was last seen headed eastbound on Newport Road. No estimate of damage to the bus by opening the roof emergency hatch. Th bus is owned by the Hempfield School District.
The missing child is a resident of the Columbia Area and attends the Hempfield Area School District the child is further described as follows:
The NLCRPD has entered the child into the NCIC/CLEAN data base in compliance with the requirements for prompt investigation of missing or runaway children.