Elementary school closed in light of search for inmate who escaped juvenile detention facility

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio -- John Dewey Elementary School was closed Tuesday in light of a search for an inmate who escaped the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility in Highland Hills.

Two inmates initially escaped. Chase Newman, 16, was located early Tuesday morning.

Nathaniel Lee Jacks, 17 (Photo Credit: Ohio Department of Youth Services)

Nathaniel Lee Jacks, 17, is still on the loose.

A spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Youth Services told FOX 8 that it's believed the teens used a sheet to scale a fence at the facility.

Jacks was being held for vandalism. Newsman was being held for tampering with evidence and theft.

In a news release, the Ohio Department of Youth Services said Jacks could be headed for Licking County. He was last seen wearing dark blue pants and a t-shirt or sweatshirt.

Newman could be headed for Hardin County, the release said. He was also last seen wearing dark blue pants and a t-shirt or sweatshirt as well.

Chase Newman, 16 (Photo Credit: Ohio Department of Youth Services)

Officers from several agencies were searching nearby John Dewey Elementary School after they received motion alarms from inside the building. A police K-9 was assisting in the room-to-room search.

Authorities said anyone who encounters the teens should avoid approaching them and call 911 right away.

Stay with FOX 8 News and FOX8.com for updates on this developing story.