One of the most frightening experiences a parent can have is the realization that their child has left home and is living on the streets. The worst thoughts imaginable begin to race through the parent’s heads. Life on the run is a very dangerous course for the teen to take. The teen must find food to eat and a safe place to sleep. Often time the children are befriended by drug dealers or pimps. They will exploit the youth and it becomes more and more difficult, if not impossible, for the teen to come home. If the teen has not been using drugs they may begin using at this time, initiated by the adults looking to exploit them. A teen hooked on drugs will do anything to find their next high. This knowledge enables wicked people to control the youth very easily.
Teens Running Away From Boarding Schools
Once a troubled teen enters a boarding school their desire to run away does not magically go away. They will be on the look out for an opportunity to run the first chance they get. Teen Boarding Schools have systems in place, and are vigilant in monitoring the youth, but it only takes a couple of seconds for a teen to slip away from the crowd. The teen will not be thinking clearly and even their best laid plans are not executed as previously conceived as the excitement fogs their thinking. This creates another problem. When a teen is making quick decisions to elude those looking for them, they will more than likely make some poor choices. Teens may not have considered the weather, the distances they will have to travel, and the inherent dangers of the area they are in.
The teen boarding school that is searching for the runaway child is frantically searching with the hope of finding the teen before he or she does something illegal or something that would harm them. This requires the boarding school to call in extra staff to begin looking for the runaway. The police are usually involved, and it creates a problem for everyone involved. Parents may even be more concerned than when the child ran while at home, as the child is running and hiding in an area they may not be familiar with.
Runaway Teen and Auto Theft
If the teen runs and they are in a remote area, they may consider stealing a car. This compounds issues, as the youth will now be facing charges of auto theft in addition to any other infractions they may have committed during their flight. Once the teen enters a vehicle the search by the facility is handed over to law enforcement. Without any money most runaway auto thefts will end when the stolen vehicle runs out of gas.