(CLARINDA) Two students escaped from Clarinda Academy Thursday night and were later apprehended following a foot pursuit.
The Clarinda Police Department says Clarinda Academy staff reported to Police that the students had escaped the facility at around 8:20 pm. At approximately 9:15 pm, Clarinda Police officers located the two escapees in an open field in the area of 22nd & Washington Circle. The escapees fled on foot and were apprehended after a short foot pursuit. The escapees, both males ages 16 and 17, were turned back over to the custody of the Clarinda Academy staff.
A Clarinda Police Officer sustained 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.