BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (FOX 56) — On Monday, juveniles at one of Kentucky’s juvenile detention centers attacked staff members.

The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice said three juveniles at the Warren Juvenile Detention Center in Bowling Green refused to return to their rooms for the evening and attacked the youth worker inside the living unit.

Two staff members, including a facility superintendent, were said to have arrived after to help the attacked worker.


According to the release, staff members first gave verbal commands for the residents to return to their rooms before being attacked. The juveniles kicked and punched the staff members in the head, face, and back. The control room was able to radio the remaining staff members to help control the incident.

The juveniles were restrained and secured in their rooms. One staff member was said to have received non-life-threatening injuries and the residents were not injured.

The department said the youthful offenders were in the detention center on charges of murder, first-degree robbery, and first-degree robbery.

The incident is being investigated internally by the Department of Juvenile Justice.