JOHNSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Sunday riot at Mountain Youth Academy led to significant damage at the facility, according to Johnson County authorities.
A news release from the sheriff’s office states that deputies responded to the incident to find that several juveniles had vandalized a portion of the facility, resulting in what police describe as significant damage.
Deputies detained the juveniles involved and transported them to the sheriff’s office, where they await a hearing on Monday, Dec. 12.
Mountain Youth Academy is a trauma-based treatment facility for at-risk youth, according to its website.
Authorities have not released any more details at this time. This is a developing story.