CRANSTON, R.I. — Eight residents of a juvenile detention center in Rhode Island have been charged in connection with a disturbance at the facility that landed six people in the hospital.
State police on Wednesday said eight juveniles at the Rhode Island Training School in Cranston face charges including assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a correctional officer, and vandalism.
Police responded to a call from staff about a riot in progress at the facility at about 9 p.m. on July 26.
Police say one or more juveniles refused to go to their room, and a staff member was assaulted by residents using a broomstick and a chair.
Four staff members and two children were hospitalized.
The facility’s executive director resigned after the disturbance and extra security has been brought on.