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Mainland facility sought for teen runaway

By Gregg K. Kakesako

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 01, 2014

~~<p>A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the wrist during a confrontation with police at Roosevelt High School this week needs to be housed and treated in a secure mental health facility on the mainland because there are no appropriate facilities in the islands, his attorney said Friday.</p>
<p>Eric Seitz said he plans to meet with representatives of the prosecutor's office, Health Department and Department of Education to find a suitable mainland treatment facility that is secure and locked 24 hours a day. The facility, he said, also needs to provide services and programs for children who have mental health needs complicated by substance abuse.</p>
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A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the wrist during a confrontation with police at Roosevelt High School this week needs to be housed and treated in a secure mental health facility on the mainland because there are no appropriate facilities in the islands, his attorney said Friday.

Eric Seitz said he plans to meet with representatives of the prosecutor's office, Health Department and Department of Education to find a suitable mainland treatment facility that is secure and locked 24 hours a day. The facility, he said, also needs to provide services and programs for children who have mental health needs complicated by substance abuse. Login for more...



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