According to a press release from the Kentucky Department of Justice, three juvenile inmates at the Warren Juvenile Detention Center orchestrated an attack on staff members on Monday.
The three, one of whom was incarcerated on charges of murder while the other were facing first-degree robbery charges, refused to comply with an order from staff to return to their rooms for the evening at around 9 p.m. They then allegedly attacked a youth worker inside the unit.
Two staff members, one of whom was the facility superintendent, reported to the unit to assist.
Staff members entered the living unit and gave verbal commands to the youths to return to their rooms. The youths then attacked the staff, kicking and punching them in the head, face and back. The control room radioed for all remaining staff on duty to report to the unit to assist with the ongoing incident.
Staff restrained the youth and secured them in their rooms.
One staff member received a medical evaluation of non-life-threatening injuries. No injuries to the youth.
The incident was handled internally by DJJ personnel only.