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8 teens still missing after 32 escape Nashville youth detention center
8 teens still missing after 32 escape Nashville youth detention center

Authorities are still sweeping the Nashville area in search of eight teens who remain at large after they escaped a youth detention center late Monday. Officials said 32 teen boys, ranging in age from 14 to 18, crawled under a fence at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in North Nashville about 11 p.m. Monday shortly after a staff shift change. By noon local time Tuesday, all but eight had been located, some turned in by parents and other family members, said Rob Johnson, a spokesman with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. The incident began when dozens of detainees left their dorm rooms, which are not locked according to policy, Johnson said. “They...

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