A teen has escaped from the North Battleford Youth Centre.
It happened while the the boy was on escorted leave with two custody workers attending a funeral on the Red Pheasant First Nation Thursday.
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing describes the boy as dangerous due the violent nature of his crimes.
“We’ll do an internal investigation to determine what’s occurred, determine how he was able to escape, you know, was policy followed, should policy be followed,” said Drew Wilby at the Ministry of Corrections.
“Our job now is to investigate whether those were followed, to investigate whether our policies were strong enough to make sure this youth was secure on that escorted leave and if there are areas that we could strengthen we will look to do so.”
The government had to seek a court order to identify the teen.
He’s described as five feet 11 inches tall, 150 pounds with an average build. He has brown hair and eyes.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should contact the RCMP, local police service or 911 immediately.
*A previous posting of this story contained the name and picture of the young offender in question. He was apprehended by police on July 28, 2016 and we were required to remove his name and image as a result of a court order.