20 Juveniles in Louisiana Attempted to Take Control of a Youth Correctional Facility

Thursday evening, 20 Juveniles at the Bridge City Correctional Center for Youth attempted to take control over the facility. The correctional facility is located just outside of New Orleans. According to CNN, police at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported an incident at the facility at around 9:48pm.

Capt. Jason Rivarde, a spokesman for the correctional facility, told CNN that “Juveniles exited their living areas and began wandering around, “taking over parts” of the facility.”. 40 to 50 personnel responded to the incident, including SWAT members and a crisis management team, taking just over a reported 2 hours to clear the building. CNN reported that 2 juveniles were injured, as well as an employee, all taken to be attended to at a local hospital. At this same correctional facility last week, 5 juveniles escaped. 4 were returned, but one still remains on the run. CNN has reported that officials are unsure if the two incidents are related, but it is an issue for the facility that two incidents happened so close together.

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