“Significant” injuries were reported after a fight Saturday in the Eastman Youth Development Center in Eastman, Ga. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.
Todd Lowery, assistant special agent in charge of GBI’s Eastman field office, told The Macon Telegraph, “There was some violence against some of the staff and some of the detainees.”
The GBI has not determined what caused the fight, although several youth were involved. According to a Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice press release, one detainee was sent to a an outside medical facility for treatment.
Lowery told The Telegraph he didn’t know how severe the injuries were, but he said, “some of the injuries were significant.”