UPDATE: SEPT. 2 2:42 P.M.:

BELINGTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — Both teens who ran away from the Elkins Mountain School on Wednesday night have been apprehended as of Friday afternoon, the West Virginia State Police announced.

According to a press release, Peyton Yonkosky was apprehended outside of Belington by the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department around 2 p.m.


UPDATE: SEPT. 2 11:25 A.M.:

BELINGTON, W.Va. (WBOY) — One of the teenagers who ran away from the Elkins Mountain School’s Oak Ridge Campus in Gilman, Randolph County late Wednesday night has been apprehended in Belington, Barbour County, but the other got away, West Virginia State Police said in a press release Friday.

The State Police said the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department apprehended 16-year-old Konner Ferrell, but Peyton Yonkosky, who is also 16, evaded them.

Yonkosky was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and according to the West Virginia State Police, he may attempt to travel to Kanawha County.

Anyone who has seen them is asked by state police to report the sighting to their local 911 Center or WVSP Detachment.


ORIGINAL: SEPT. 1 7:31 A.M.:

GILMAN, W.Va. (WBOY) — The West Virginia State Police are asking the public to help them find two runaway teenagers.

According to a press release sent by the state police, Konnor Ferrell and Peyton Yonkosky, who are both 16 years old, were last seen at the Elkins Mountain School’s Oak Ridge Campus in Gilman, Randolph County on Wednesday at around 10:45 p.m.

Konnor Ferrell (left) and Peyton Yonkosky (right).

State police said the two teenagers left the facility on Leading Creek Road, they were wearing all black and may have been on bicycles.

Anyone who has seen them is asked by state police to report the sighting to their local 911 Center or WVSP Detachment.