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2 teens found after escape from Bennettsville camp

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BENNETTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) - Two teens who escaped from AMI kids, a rehabilitation program that aims to turned a troubled past into a brighter future for teens, have been found.

The two teens were found late Thursday afternoon and returned to AMIkids in Bennettsville by the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office. But after their return they will no longer be allowed to stay there.

Officers from the Department of Juvenile Justice are headed to Bennettsville to take custody of the kids and bring them to DJJ Detention in Columbia.

Director of Communications for the Bennettsville facility Sherri Ulleg says their camp is meant to rehabilitate teens typically between the age of 14 and 18 charged with misdemeanors or felonies.

The two teens that escaped had only been in their facility for a matter of weeks. They are both from South Carolina where their families reside.

They were wearing shorts, white t-shirts and tennis shoes when they were last seen. The staff is unaware of any cases of kids trying to leave in the past two years, and are working to determine how this occurred so they can deter this behavior in the future.

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