Paducah, KY. (June 13, 2020) – At approximately 6:15 p.m. Saturday evening, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 received a call from the staff at the McCracken County Juvenile Detention Center advising a handful of juveniles had stolen the keys from a guard inside the facility, gained access to a pod of cells, and were destroying property. After failed negotiations between staff and juveniles, DJJ requested the Kentucky State Police enter the facility and restore order. Several Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 responded to the facility. Shortly after entering the facility, Troopers were able to restore order without the use of physical force. All juveniles voluntarily re-entered their cells and the keys were retrieved by Detention Center personnel. There were no injuries reported as a result of the incident.
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