Oregon Youth Authority reviews security after teens escape

The escape was the first at Camp Riverbend since 2008

Oregon Youth Authority logo as seen on their Facebook page June 30, 2017. (OYA Volunteer Services Facebook)
Oregon Youth Authority logo as seen on their Facebook page June 30, 2017. (OYA Volunteer Services Facebook)

LA GRANDE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Youth Authority officials are reviewing their security policies after two teenagers escaped from Camp Riverbend, a transitional living facility in La Grande.

Authorities say 18-year-old Brittain McAuliffe and 18-year-old Micah West left through a gate June 20 after taking a slide card from the facility.

It’s unclear how they got the card, and the teens have not been caught after more than a week on the run.

Youth authority spokesman Benjamin Chambers tells The Observer newspaper that one change has already been put in place.

No one – not even staff – can get through the gate with a slide card.

The escape was the first at Camp Riverbend since 2008.