By Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A private company that oversees security at a Tampa juvenile detention facility has suspended four employees without pay after two teens escaped.

G4S Youth Services spokeswoman Monica Garcia tells the Tampa Bay Times ( ) the employees suspended on Monday include three youth care workers and one supervisor. They work at the Tampa Residential Facility, a center for “high-risk” male offenders between the ages of 14 and 18.

Two teenage boys escaped on Sunday through a hole in a chain-link fence.

Garcia says the company’s internal investigation after the escape questions whether proper procedures were followed. She says they are working with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice on a corrective action plan.

Authorities say a 17-year-old from St. Petersburg and an 18-year-old from Georgia are still missing.


Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.),

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