Teens involved in escape may be sent to Texas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ā€” Some of the teens who were involved in escape attempts at a detention facility in Nashville, Tennessee, may be transferred to Texas.

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services spokesman Rob Johnson told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1xP4V72) that the youths continue to pose a risk and have not been allowed to return to the Woodland Hills facility.

Juvenile court judges have already approved moving three youths. Another nine face being transferred.

Johnson said all of the youths were involved in at least one of two mass escape attempts in September and have been held in temporary detention facilities since being recaptured.

He said transferring them to The Oaks Brownwood facility in central Texas presents logistical challenges, but would give the teens access to educational and therapeutic services, which aren’t available in temporary facilities.