The injuries to the staff were mainly to their heads and face, and were not considered life-threatening.
Sabillasville, Md. (DG) – Several staff members at a state-run juvenile detention facility in Frederick County, Md. were injured during a riot on Sunday.
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police responded to the Victor Cullen Center after receiving calls for help from staff members.
Jay Cleary, Chief of Staff for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, said a disturbance began at the center around 11:30 AM in Sabillasville, Md.
“The staff did intervene, but did request some assistance from Maryland State Police and local law enforcement who helped the staff regain control,” Cleary said.
During the rioting, several teens were on the roof of the building. A negotiator from the sheriff’s office assisted with stopping the disturbance.
“At this time we are aware that three DJS Staff were taken to get some off site medical treatment,” Cleary said.
Several other staff members were injured, but refused treatment. The injuries to the staff were mainly to their heads and face, and were not considered life-threatening.
Seven juveniles surrendered, and an eighth was taken into custody without incident after police went through the buildings looking for additional suspects and weapons.
The Victor Cullen Center is a regional maximum-security facility run by the Department of Juvenile Services. The center provides education, medical and counseling services to high-risk boys between the ages of 14 and 18.