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2nd Acadiana Center juvenile escapee back in custody

The state Office of Juvenile Justice said in a news release Friday that a preliminary investigation has found that human error played a part in the escape.

ST MARTINVILLE, La. — Authorities have now caught both 16-year-olds who escaped from the Acadiana Center for Youth in St. Martinville.

The second 16-year-old who escaped was apprehended in Pointe Coupee parish on Sunday.

The state Office of Juvenile Justice said in a news release Friday that a preliminary investigation has found that human error played a part in the escape.

It said discipline will be decided once the investigation is complete, and it could include firing. 

The teenagers broke out of the Acadiana Center for Youth on Wednesday evening. 

Officials say the first juvenile from the Alexandria area was caught about 8 p.m. Thursday in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

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