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February 16, 2012
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Missing portland teens found
Gareth Davis Sr, Star Writer

School administrators on Tuesday met with parents of three teenage girls of a high school in Portland who reportedly went missing on the weekend, but were later found at a house in Buff Bay.

The teens, who are believed to be between 14 and 15 years, were picked up on Monday by the Buff Bay police, a day after their school uniforms were found by members of the security forces at another location in the Buff Bay area.

According to a report from the Port Antonio police, the students, who were each offered bail in the sum of $20,000 when they appeared in court on Monday, were also present at the meeting with their parents and school administrators.

On Tuesday, THE STAR visited the school, but was told by a staff member that the parties were locked in a very intense and emotional meeting.

It is not yet known what discussions were held by the parties, however, THE STAR learned that the students were issued letters on Friday by school administrators to inform parents about disciplinary actions which were to be taken against them for being unruly and disobedient.

The police said that instead of spending the day in school on Friday, the three reportedly left the school compound, and even though they were to return to school on Monday, they could not be located.

As a result, a missing persons report was made to the police by concerned and worried parents, and on Sunday the police, acting on information, went to a house in Buff Bay, Portland, where uniforms belonging to the three female students were found.

The police would later go on to find the girls at an undisclosed location in Buff Bay on Monday. however, two men who were allegedly with the girls at the house earlier have since disappeared.

The police have since issued a request for them to turn themselves in, as they believe that the men can assist them in their investigations.

The three were released on bonds in the custody of their parents, and they are to return to court next month.

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