NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A disturbance has broken out at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where more than 30 teens escaped earlier this week.
About 20 teens — some of whom were involved in Monday night’s massive breakout — were roaming the campus early Thursday, refusing to return to their dorms, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson said.
Police have formed a ring around the center’s perimeter fence and none of the teens have escaped the facility, Johnson said.
The incident at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center began late Wednesday night and Johnson said authorities were still trying early Thursday to convince the teens to return to their dorms. Johnson said staff members were still inside the detention center and were safe.