New Information Released After West Texas State School Escape

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PYOTE - New information on Thursday night's escape from the West Texas State School in Pyote.

Texas Youth Commission Officials say the 16 year-old who escaped used an extension cord to climb over the perimeter fence and get away.  

The teen was classified as a general offender, and was working as trustee.

The whole thing started Thursday evening right at 5:30.

T-Y-C coordinated the search, getting help from the Texas Rangers, D-P-S, and the Ward County Sheriff's Office.  

A deputy caught up with the boy about 8:30 on Interstate 20, about three miles west of the school.  

Authorities tell NewsWest Nine there will be be a disciplinary hearing in the next few days to determine the consequences for the escape.