Teen escapes state custody while headed to hospital

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN (WMC) - Several Fayette County schools were on lockdown Monday after a teen escaped state custody.

The 16-year-old was being taken to a local hospital from the John S. Wilder Youth Development Center when he escaped.

Schools in Somerville and Oakland were on lockdown as a precaution as authorities worked to locate the teen.

There are no details on what crime the teen originally committed.

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