The D.C. Police Department identified the missing teens on Twitter as: Audrey Mwamikazi, 17; Aristide Irambona, 18; Kevin Sabumukiza, 17; Don Ingabire, 16; Nice Munezero, 17; and Richard Irakoze, 18.
The robotics competition, is designed to encourage youths to pursue careers in math and science, and have attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations.
Competition organizers say they learned Tuesday night that the team’s mentor could not find the students. FIRST Global President Joe Sestak made the initial call to police, according to a statement issued Thursday. Two of the teens were seen crossing into Canada, D.C. police say. The members of the robotics team from the eastern African country of Burundi, who are 16, 17 and 18, disappeared Tuesday after they took part in the FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition.
The Metropolitan Police Department has received reports that Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, and Don Ingabire, 16, were seen crossing into Canada, spokeswoman Aquita Brown said Thursday morning.
Police say they have no indication of foul play in their disappearance. No additional details were released immediately. The team’s mentor said they disappeared after the competition. He said he did not know where they went. The mentor told police the teens have one-year visas to stay in the U.S.
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A new survey has revealed that Teens admit to having smartphone addiction,.
In a poll conducted by Common Sense Media, about 50 percent of teens believe they are too dependent on their mobile devices. Similarly, 59 percent of parents know about their teen’s addiction to smartphones.
The report includes interview data from 1,240 parents and their kids living in the same households and a meta-analysis of 18 research studies about Internet addiction and its overall impact on teens’ health and development. The findings give an idea of how teens view their mobile device usage.
The poll [PDF] found that 50 percent of teens feel addicted to their devices, while 59 percent of parents are aware of this addiction. Of those interviewed, 72 percent of teens and 48 percent of parents admit the intense need to respond to text messages, social media messages and other notifications. It was also noted that 69 percent of parents and 78 percent of teens check their devices almost every hour. More than half (56 percent) of parents admit to checking their mobile devices while driving.
Panama will be included as an on-disc track in Rock Band 4, and additional Van Halen songs will launch as DLC in the months after the game’s launch. Rock Band 4 will launch on October 6, featuring playable guitar, percussion, and vocal tracks via game-specific peripherals. Rhythm genre pioneer Guitar Hero is also due to return later this year with a redesigned guitar accessory and video-driven game play simulating live performances.