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12-Year-Old SF Juvenile Hall Escapee Found At Mother's Home

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - A 12-year-old boy who escaped from San Francisco's juvenile hall with a fellow inmate on Tuesday night was found at his mother's home Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The escape was reported at 9:54 p.m. Tuesday at the Youth Guidance Center at 375 Woodside Ave., near Laguna Honda Hospital, according to police.

The pair, ages 12 and 16, escaped from a unit reserved for lower-risk and younger youth, smashing a roughly 1-square-foot window with a metal fixture in the room then squeezing through the opening, said William Siffermann, San Francisco's chief juvenile probation officer.

The boys then somehow made their way past a 20-foot-tall barbed-wire fence and escaped.

The 12-year-old is being returned to the juvenile facility, Siffermann said.

The 16-year-old, who was in custody for a probation violation, remained at large. He was last seen wearing inmate garb -- a sweatshirt and khakis -- and was likely wearing slippers or socks when he escaped, according to Siffermann.

The 12-year-old was at the youth detention center after being arrested for a property-related offense, Siffermann said.

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