Disturbance at Paulding County, Georgia Regional Youth Detention Center

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Two 17 year olds were taken into custody by Sheriff’s deputies late Friday after a disturbance at the Paulding County Georgia Regional Youth Detention Center, according to local authorities.

The county Sheriff’s Department was called by officials at the YDC, a privately run facility northwest of Atlanta, to help quell the disturbance.

The Dallas-Hiram Patch, quoted Sgt. Brandon Gurley of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office as saying a “large number” were found outside their assigned areas.

“They were causing a disturbance, there was a good bit of damage already on site — flooding, windows broken and things of that nature,” Gurley said. He went on to describe the amount of damage to the facility as “substantial.

A statement released by the Department of Juvenile Justice said additional security measures have been put in place as a precaution.

“Out of an abundance of caution, outside law enforcement was called and the disturbance was quickly settled,” the statement read. “There were no serious injuries.  Two youth were arrested.  The incident is under investigation.

No officers were hurt in the incident, but some inmates received minor injuries.

The two 17 year olds were charged with inciting a riot, but more charges are possible, Gurley said.


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