On The Run: 32 Teenagers Escape Tennessee Detention Center
More than a dozen teenagers who escaped from a Nashville, Tennessee, detention center are still at large Tuesday as a massive police manhunt resulted in the capture of about 15 others.
According to the Associated Press, police were able to bring about half of the 32 escaped juveniles back into custody. Seventeen were still at large at 5:45 a.m., according to Rob Johnson, spokesman for the Department of Children’s Services.
[su_center_ad]Johnson said, the teenagers escaped from Woodland Hills juvenile detention facility around 11:00 p.m. on Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard in that area.
“Most of the kids have at least three felonies,” Johnson said.
A large group of teens at the center went out into the yard at the same time shortly after a shift change, which is when the escape happened. Johnson added that he didn’t know if the escape was planned or spontaneous.
At the time, a total of 78 teens were being held at the center.
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