Teens Competing In D.C. On African Robotics Team Disappear – 2 Spotted Crossing Canadian Border

Teens Competing In D.C. On African Robotics Team Disappear – 2 Spotted Crossing Canadian Border

The same program that President Trump helped six Afghan girls attend for a robotics competition here in the US, has had an incident occur. It would seem that the six-member Burundi team from eastern Africa has gone missing. It is comprised of four boys and two girls. No foul play is thought to be involved. Two members of the team were seen slipping across the Canadian border. These are 17 and 18 year-old kids and they went missing Tuesday after they participated in the robotics competition.

Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, and Don Ingabire, 16, were the two team members seen crossing the border according to police. MPD has identified the team members as Don Ingabire, 16; Kevin Sabumukiza, 17; Nice Munezero, 17; Audrey Mwamikazi, 17; Aristide Irambona, 18; and Richard Irakoze, 18. They were here for the FIRST Global robotics competition along with teenagers from nearly 160 other nations. That’s a lot of kids from other countries and there is no word why these kids would defect like this. The investigation is ongoing.

From Breitbart:

Six teenagers who were members of an African robotics team competing in Washington, D.C., this week disappeared, with two of the teens spotted crossing the Canadian border, police said.

The 16, 17, and 18-year-old teens, who are from the country of Burundi in eastern Africa, went missing Tuesday after participating in the FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition, NBC Washington reports.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police had obtained reports that Audrey Mwamikazi, 17, and Don Ingabire, 16, crossed the border into Canada.

Police say they do not suspect foul play was involved in the teens’ disappearance.

“We don’t have an update on the whereabouts (of the others), but we have no indication that there was foul play,” police spokeswoman Margarita Mikhaylova told USA Today.

The missing teens include four males and two females.

A former Democratic congressman named Joe Sestak is the president of FIRST Global. He called the police after he was notified by competition organizers that the team’s mentor could not find the students following the competition. “Security of the students is of paramount importance to FIRST Global,” a statement released by the organization said. “FIRST Global ensures that all students get to their dormitories after the daily competition by providing safe transportation to the students staying at Trinity Washington University who are always to be under close supervision of their adult mentor and are advised not to leave the premises unaccompanied by the mentor.”

The mentor told the police that all the teens have one-year visas to remain here in the US. Burundi’s embassy in DC claims they had no idea the students were here in the US until they were notified that they were missing. Then they said they were not obligated to track their whereabouts here in the US. Nice. The competition was a first for Burundi. Wonder if it will be their last.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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