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Detainees unsuccessfully escape Texas juvenile center

May 22, 2018

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Multiple detainees who escaped a Central Texas juvenile detention center following a riot have been returned to the facility.

Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Monica Schniers tells the San Angelo Standard-Times that the riot at the Tom Green County Juvenile Justice Center on Sunday started when two detainees got into a fight.

She says a juvenile broke into the control room during the physical altercation and opened all doors to one wing of the facility.

Schniers says between seven and nine detainees fled the detention center once the doors had been opened.

She says San Angelo police have returned all missing detainees.

Schniers says the detention center is reviewing policies and making changes to prevent detainees from accessing the control room again.

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Information from: Standard-Times, http://www.sanangelostandardtimes.com

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