February 15, 2016
Authorities are continuing their efforts to locate a juvenile who went missing from a Chester learning center last week.
According to West Whiteland Township Police, John Thomas Parker, 14, walked away from the Devereux Leo Kanner Learning Center around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
The center, located in West Chester, is for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Around 3:30 p.m. that day, Parker boarded a train heading toward Philadelphia at the Exton Train Station, police say.
Parker is not from the area as his family is from the District of Columbia. Authorities say that on the train, the teenager was asking people how to get to Washington.
His family has not heard from him since he went missing.
Surveillance footage from the train shows Parker on board wearing a black hoodie and gray pants.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 610-692-5100.