Dominican Republic - Students who fled a $50,000 per year private boarding school because of the lousy British weather have finally been located by their worried parents after notching up tens of thousands of dollars in hotel bills slumming it in sunny Dominica.
The teenage runaways from Pebblyhurst College legged it to the Caribbean paradise isle after six weeks of freezing winter floods in Blighty.
Now their amazing term time escapade has been likened to something from Mission Impossible after the pair broke out of the co-educational College's super-tight security cordon that locks up students in segregated blocks from 10pm to 8am 24/7.
Commenting on the daring escape an official said he was totally bemused by the illicit term time absence from what is arguably one of the country's top three public (ie private) schools:
"Our facilities here boast three lagoon-style swimming pools, a spa, gym and tennis courts," headmaster Fr Aloisius Gerontofilia said this evening, "and not forgetting the
nine themed restaurants, international standard scuba diving facilities, seven bars and live nightly shows."
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