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Police called to settle disturbance at Kearney youth treatment center
It's a home where troubled teens are sent to try and turn their lives around. But last night law enforcement were called because of an uprising at the Kearney Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center.
Luckily no staff were hurt and we're told after assessing the building damage appears minimal.
Russ Reno, a spokesman with the Department of Health and Human Services, said staff members called 911 when things got out of control in the Bryant Living Unit.
Reno said some kids backlashed - throwing beds - when staff gave a routine request.
He would not say what the request was.
Those involved, eleven youth, were removed from the unit.
Some have been allowed to return at this time.
YRTC officials are reviewing surveillance video to determine what action to take with the kids.
You'll remember, we reported last year that Kearney Senator Galen Hadley was concerned about violence directed toward staff members. He wanted the Department of Corrections to take over running the center, but that never happened.
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