Police: Juveniles assault staff at Forest County center
By The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, 11:00 a.m.
MARIENVILLE — State police say four staff members were injured when as many as 11 juveniles rioted at a detention center in northwestern Pennsylvania.
The (Warren) Times Observer reports Tuesday that troopers responded to the incident about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Abraxas, a detention and treatment center about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Forest County.
Police say the juveniles — all between 14 and 17 — became unruly during free time in the center's gymnasium, injuring three staff. A fourth staffer was assaulted when some of the male juveniles entered a female dormitory.
Police say eight of the juveniles left the facility briefly, but three returned voluntarily. Police found the other five inside a vehicle on the center's grounds.
Abraxas officials haven't returned a call for comment on the staff, who were treated at Clarion Hospital.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Jailed Hribal ‘fine,’ but family ‘terrible’ as answers in stabbing sought
- Five years later, Crosby wants another Cup win
- Starkey: Fleury’s future at stake
- South Fayette parents express dissatisfaction with handling of bullying
- Penguins’ Malkin expects to play in Game 1
- Community turns out for Franklin Regional students’ return to class
- Pirates notebook: Wandy Rodriguez experiencing decline in fastball velocity
- PNC posts 7 percent rise in 1Q profit
- Men charged in Washington Co. girl’s slaying to stand trial
- Blue Jackets confident as they wade into postseason
- Hempfield Area superintendent, business manager quit