The Ranch for Kids announced June 6 the dismissal from their program of two male teenagers.

The teens, both age 15, snuck out of the Ranch for Kids facility at approximately 12 a.m. on Sunday, June 6. After evading staff and local authorities, the teens stole an area resident’s vehicle and drove it across state lines into Idaho, where they were apprehended early Sunday morning. The boys are currently in the custody of Coeur d’ Alene law enforcement and will not return to the Ranch for Kids.

“The Rexford community deserves our transparency regarding this situation and the reassurance that these boys have been removed from our program,” said Bill Sutley, executive director for the Ranch for Kids. “We are committed to maintaining a safe community and are implementing additional measures and staff to mitigate future occurrences.”

Ranch for Kids has already opened communications with both the Rexford resident directly impacted by this incident and town officials. Ranch for Kids will also host an open house on June 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., which community members are encouraged to attend. This open house will provide an opportunity to tour the facility, meet with staff and ask questions.

Ranch for Kids appreciates the community’s understanding and partnership as it continues to support children and families facing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Learn about RFK’s upcoming open house and philosophy about communicating with the local community in the Daily Inter Lake article published today. Click HERE to read more.