Central Minnesota school beefs up security as authorities search for jail escapee

October 29, 2019

WADENA, Minn. (AP) – Extra police officers are patrolling a central Minnesota school district after a jail inmate escaped as he was being taken to court.

The Wadena-Deer Creek Public School District says all doors to the schools have been locked or manned, but classes are continuing as usual.

Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Petro (pictured) is still on the run today. Petro was handcuffed and wearing an orange jump suit when escaped Monday. He had been in custody since Sept. 28 on disorderly conduct, damage to property, fleeing and burglary charges.