MOUNT VERNON — Two teenage boys returned home Tuesday evening after not reporting home after East Knox High School released students early on Tuesday.

According to the boys’ foster mother, who asked not to be identified, they came home about 5:30 p.m.

“It was more like they were runaways,” she told the News this morning, fearing the community would struggle with the idea the boys were labeled “missing.”

In cooperation with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Mount Vernon News posted descriptions of the brothers, ages 15 and 16, and the vehicle they were last seen in on its website,, Tuesday afternoon asking the public to call the KCSO if the boys or the vehicle were located.



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