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Published: January 15, 2021


TEENS AT THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER IN COLUMBIA ARE FACING CHARGES FOLLOWING A RIOT THIS WEEK AT THE FACILITY. THE DAILY HERALD REPORTS OFFICERS WITH THE COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED AFTER A GROUP OF JUVENILES ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED GUARDS AND CAUSED OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS DAMAGE. THEY ALSO ATTEMPTED TO SMASH THE WINDOWS TO THE CONTROL TOWER TRYING TO ESCAPE. AT LEAST 10 JUVENILES ARE BEING CHARGED WITH INCITING A RIOT, AGGRAVATED RIOTING AND SIMPLE ASSAULT. REPORTS INDICATE A SIMILAR ATTEMPT OCCURRED EARLIER THAT EVENING IN A SEPARATE PART OF THE CENTER.