PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The State Police is investigating what’s been called a “riot” at the Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center in Parkersburg.
Six juveniles allegedly destroyed the commons area of the facility Tuesday. Six officers from the Parkersburg Police Department were called in to help assist juvenile correctional officers get the situation under control.
Authorities said there was never any threat to the public. The juveniles were securely contained within the center.
Damage to the facility is said to be extensive. A cost estimate has not yet been determined.
The state Division of Juvenile Services said Thursday evening three of the six juveniles involved have been transferred to other facilities.
The Wood County Prosecutor’s Office is also investigating.