2 teachers injured in riot at Tenn. youth detention center
Authorities said a 17-year-old inmate briefly escaped during the incident
By Corrections1 Staff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two teachers were injured and an inmate briefly escaped during a riot at a Tennessee youth detention center.
On Monday, Nashville police responded to a call about a riot at the G.T.I. Youth Development Center after two teachers were attacked, the Tennessean reports. Police said 17-year-old Jamie Carter escaped through a “sally port” as other inmates began to riot, according to WSMV.
Update on Gateway to Independence state juvenile facility investigation : 2 teachers, ages 61 and 59, assaulted in a classroom. 2 of the detainees, ages 17 and 16, have been arrested for aggravated assault. The 17-year-old is the same one who escaped during the commotion. pic.twitter.com/wpr2R89BZ6— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 9, 2018
Carter, who has been convicted of aggravated robbery, was later caught on Monday afternoon. The injured teachers were taken to a hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police said Carter and another inmate were arrested for aggravated assault. The cause of the riot continues to be under investigation
The facility, previously known as the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, has had problems with riots in the past. In 2014, 32 teenagers overpowered officers and briefly escaped.