Teens in custody after disturbance at detention center


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities have regained control after a disturbance at a Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week.

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson says about 28 teens were involved in the incident that began Wednesday night and 10 of the ringleaders have been taken to another detention center. The others were brought back to their dorms early Thursday.

Johnson says two staff members at the detention center suffered minor injuries.

Thirty-two teens escaped from the detention center Monday night. Officials say they had kicked out metal panels under the windows in common areas of their dorms to reach the courtyard and slipped out under a weak spot in the perimeter fence. Six of them remain at large.


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