5 juveniles facing charges for riot at Donelson youth facility

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Five juvenile detainees are facing charges for a small riot at a residential youth facility late Sunday morning.

According to Metro police, the teens were between 15 and 17 years old.

They were residents of the G4S Academy for Young Men, also known as the G4S Stones River Academy, located on Stewarts Ferry Pike in Donelson.

Captain Jason Reinbold told News 2, “We received a disturbance call at the Stones River juvenile detention facility. We were informed that there were numerous young males inside, as detainees, that were acting unruly and causing damage to property inside. We responded, and on our arrival shortly thereafter, any threat of violence had ceased.”

Riot at G4S Stones River Academy
(Photo: WKRN)

Captain Reinbold also said the teens assaulted employees of the facility and threatened other youth detainees with broomsticks.

There were no injuries requiring medical attention.

The five juveniles involved in the riot were taken to Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center for prosecution.

“There’s potential charges for assault, destruction of property or vandalism, as well as one individual may be charged with escape. He had attempted to get out and actually exited the gate area before staff members of the facility were able to detain him and bring him back in,” explained Captain Reinbold.

According to G4S’s website, the facility is a “residential treatment program for 24 male youth offenders, ages 13 and up, who are committed to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.”

Captain Reinbold said only 18 teens were being house at the facility at the time of the riot.

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