Runaways from Perechyn boarding school were found in Kyiv
Already at the police station, the boys told that they had left the boarding school to Uzhgorod on foot, walking for about four hours. And in Uzhgorod, they boarded a train and went on a journey. They arrived to Lviv, where they spent the night at the station, then went to Kyiv. They would spend nights in abandoned unfinished buildings, at daytime they would go begging. The juveniles were detained by Kyiv police officers who then sent them home.
It all began when employees of Perechyn boarding school reported to law enforcement officials that on the day before four juveniles had willfully left the school grounds and never returned. They were unable to find the children themselves, and therefore had to seek help from the police.
The Chief of the Criminal Police for Children Mykhailo Pekar commented that that was not the first time children running away from the institution. Even understanding that they are being closely watched by educators does not stop disobedient kids. Here, they again found a way to escape the watchful eye of the boarding school employees and realized their plan to run away...
The investigator of the district police department registered the information on missing children in the Unified register of pre-trial investigations and termed it as a criminal offense under Part 2 of Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Murder). The search for fugitives has started. Law enforcement officers sent the information about the search to all organizational units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Photographs of the minors were posted on dozens of Internet sites, published in regional and district newspapers, the NGO "Searching for missing children" also provided effective assistance. Together they managed to find one of the young fugitives in two days, another two were brought from the capital.